While some still question the validity of the Florida drive-by involving Rick Ross, Fort Lauderdale police released an official statement confirming that the Maybach Music head was in fact driving the targeted Rolls Royce early Monday (January 28) morning.
The statement also reveals that Rozay's 28-year old girlfriend, fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-El was a passenger in the vehicle. According to the report, the shooting occurred at 5 a.m. near the intersection of Southwest 15th Avenue and East Las Olas Boulevard. Ross is reported to have heard multiple gunshots fired in his direction, lost control of his luxury car and crashed into an apartment building. There were no injuries and the suspects fled the scene; some media outlets are even reporting that the car miraculously wasn't hit by any bullets.
Sunday night, the rapper was celebrating his birthday, which is actually Monday, at Club LIV in Miami. According to tweets from those in the MMG power circle, Diddy, Fabolous, French Montana and DJ Khaled were all in attendance. Ross himself hasn't logged onto to the social networking site since the shooting but spent the better part of the night retweeting b-day messages from his flock.
While there seems to be genuine concern over the rapper's well-being, rapper 50 Cent believes the shooting was staged. "Hahaha fat boy hit the building?lol it looks stage to me. No hole's in da car," he wrote on Instagram, captioning a pic of the crashed Rolls Royce.
Police have the incident listed as "an active and ongoing criminal investigation." No word whether the shooting is in any way connected to the online threats that Ross received from the street gang known as the Gangsta Disciples back in December. Shortly after Rozay cancelled the remainder of his MMG Tour and while may speculated it was because of the threats, the rapper vehemently denied those reports.
"I canceled the rest of the tour due to the promoter, he wasn't really handlin' his business," he said during a radio interview on 99 Jamz in Miami late last year. "Never was it due to any threats."