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The Rick Ross shooting, to 50 Cent, was fake, the rapper tweeted. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, attacked Ross over the reports of the shooting Monday, the day the incident occurred in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Rick Ross' shooting seemed "staged" to 50 Cent, who was shot nine times and left for dead before his career as a superstar rapper took off. His feud with Ross, whose real name is William Roberts, stems back to Roberts' career in law enforcement- a far cry from the gangster and drug dealer persona portrayed in Rick Ross albums. 50 wasted no time in attacking Ross for what he thought was a stunt for street cred.
"Hahaha fat boy hit the building?" 50 tweeted, referring to Ross' Rolls-Royce that was crashed Monday. "lol it looks staged to me."
50 then pointed out that the assailant, which has so far evaded police capture, somehow missed the car despite firing multiple shots.
"No hole's in da car," the hip-hop mogul wrote on his Twitter account. "hahaha that boy was spooked. I ride like OBAMA level 6 built proof, bomb proof, you already know."
Despite 50 Cent's doubts, police and eyewitnesses provide real evidence to the shooting's occurrence. "Dozens" of shots were fired at Ross' Rolls-Royce at about 5 a.m. on Las Olas Boulevard from an automatic rifle, police said. Furthermore, on Tuesday, Fort Lauderdale authorities released edited 911 calls corroborating the shooting.
"I just heard a bunch of gunshots go off and a car sped by," the Floridian diner manager said to the dispatcher. "Oh my God, they're turning around and coming back. I'm hanging up."
Another call to 911 detailed Ross crashing into a woman's apartment, and police investigation revealed gunshot holes in surrounding buildings, according to HipHollywood.com.
Though Ross has issued no public response to the shooting besides a news article posting on his Facebook page, he did take time to rap about it.
"Sometimes I look in the mirror I can't believe I'm alive / Disrespectful to n----- who wanna take me alive," Ross rapped over the instrumental to Kendrick Lamar's "B---- Don't Kill My Vibe."
Some feel the reference is to the Gangster Disciples, who threatened Ross' life over money they felt they were owed. Ross used "Larry Hoover," the name of their gang leader in a song titled "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)" but refused to pay them for it.