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Rick Ross lyric compares success to Trayvon Martin shooting on ‘Mastermind’

8) Rick Ross The Maybach Music superstar would have been higher up on our list if a damaging controversy over a lyric alluding to date rape didn't seriously diminish his reputation and his brand. Still his signature sound and ability to churn out solid hit records still garner him plenty of admirers in the hip-hop game.

During the summer of 2013, Rick Ross landed in hot water for a verse that described date raping a woman using the drug Molly, and it cost him a lucrative shoe deal with Reebok.

Ross’ 6th album Mastermind is scheduled for a March 4th release but the album is currently streaming on iTunes.

The rap superstar may be forced make another apology for his lyrics in the near future.

Too close to a ni**a as a mother**king bomb
Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target
B*tch ni**as hating, tell me it’s what I’m parking
Wingstop owner, lemon pepper aroma
Young, black ni**a, barely got a diploma

Ironically, yesterday was also the 2-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death.

The line in question appears on the track “Black & White” with Ross comparing his success in the music industry to the death of Martin, and the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

This is the latest incident where cultural sensitivity and hip-hop music have collided.

Rick Ross released this statement regarding the controversy:   

It's so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy. I'm never going to let the world forget that name. In my song 'Black and White' off Mastermind I say, 'Trayvon Martin, I'm never missing my target'. There I'm reminding people that if you're a black person or a person of any color for that matter in this country, you have to be accurate, whatever moves you make, stay accurate. Even when you're walking down the street, playing music from your car, you have to stay on point."

Black men are being killed and their killers [are] beating the trial. It hasn't been this much violence against black men since the '60s. I am Trayvon Martin, we're all Trayvon Martin. He was from South Florida. That could have been me or one of my homies. So, stay alert and never miss your target. Whatever that target may be. Getting out the hood, providing from your family. Stay sharp. Stay alive. Trayvon, Rest in Peace. 

Did Rick Ross cross the line?

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Comment by rashid rourk on February 27, 2014 at 7:27pm

   I don't know what his intentions were using Trayvon's name,but his reasoning makes no sense to me.

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