Hefty Miami rapper Rick Ross was at the wheel of his Rolls-Royce early this morning on the fancy Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale when someone in another car opened fire, causing Ross to lose control and crash into an apartment building.
Witnesses reported seeing the bearded Ross and a female exit the silver Phantom apparently unharmed, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
Police say the driver — who they are still not identifying as Ross because of the perps have not been arrested — took evasive action as dozens of shots rang out and crashed into an apartment complex at SE 15 Avenue.
Ross, aka The Boss, apparently attended a party on the street before the shots rang out about 5 a.m.
Ross, 36, is a former Miami-Dade County corrections officer who hit it big six years ago with his rookie album, Port of Miami.
The singer of Aston Martin Music is managed by Sean Diddy Combs‘ Ciroc entertainment and is working on a new CD.
Ross, who changed his real name (Williams Leonard Roberts) to famed drug dealer Rick Ross‘, is no stranger to controversy and violence. In 2008, he was arrested on gun and drug charges and accused of being a member of a Carol City street gang.
And in February, a man was found dead in a house that Ross owns in Miami. The victim had a long rap sheet and Ross wasn’t a suspect.
According to public records, Ross lives in a $1.2 million house in the Long Lake Ranches neighborhood of Davie, just west of Fort Lauderdale.