Rick Ross has run into yet another controversy involving lyrics on a song. Last year, he ran into trouble for his disrespectful lyrics on Rocko’s ‘U.O.E.N.O (You ain’t even know It)‘ which eventually led to Reebok severing ties with him.
This time, the MMG boss is facing criticism for his lyrics on the song ‘Black & White’ from his latest album Mastermind in which he lays a reference to Trayvon Martin’s killing. He raps:
“Forbes dot com, I’m the Teflon Don/ Too close to a ni**a as a motherfucking bomb/Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target/Bitch ni**as hating, tell me it’s what I’m parking.”
Reacting quickly to another potential storm, Ross has now issued an explanation for his lyrics to Vibe. Read below.
“It’s so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy,” Ross said. “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,” said the rapper. “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.”