After reports surfaced on Friday (October 14) that Rick Ross suffered from a seizure that rendered him unconscious, MTV News has learned that the Bawse is OK. The Teflon Don even sent out a message via Twitter downplaying the incident.
TMZ broke the news on Friday, reporting that at 12:55 p.m. ET, Rozay — who was traveling from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Memphis to perform a show — fell unconscious just after his plane took off.
According to the site, the plane had to make an emergency landing while a doctor onboard administered CPR. Several members of Ross’ Maybach Music Group camp have confirmed with MTV News that Rozay is doing better now. None would confirm that the rapper had suffered a seizure, however, saying only that he was “good.”
Wale, who is signed to Ross’ label, took to Twitter to end online speculation that Rozay may not pull through, even getting in a bit of promotion for the Miami MC’s upcoming God Forgives, I Don’t LP.
“I just talked to Ross…he’s 100 pct ok…@tmz #dontpanic #dontpanic #mmg !!!! #gfid dec 13th!,” he wrote.
Ross DJ Sam Sneaker also hit Twitter, writing, “I’m wit @rickyrozay now he good.”
MMG’s videographer SpiffTvFilms also weighed in with a tweet: “Just Got Off The Phone With My Brother @rickyrozay He’s Good Don’t Believe The Hype #Godforgivesidont Dec 13Th.”
In response to Rap Radar founder’s Elliott Wilson’s tweet pleading, “@rickyrozay Don’t scare a n—a like that. Thanks,” Ross himself fired back “@elliottwilson never dat homie..we ouchea #mmg powercircle!!!!”
At press time, MTV News had not heard back from representatives at Def Jam Records, where Ross is signed as an artist.
Stick with MTV News for more on Rick Ross as the story develops.