Rick Ross Beefs Up Security After Assassination Attempt

But 50 Cent, a man who knows what it's like to be shot at, smells a conspiracy

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King Tough, Rick Ross / Photo by Getty Images
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Daniel Kreps

Now that Rick Ross' vibe has been thoroughly killed following the scary shooting incident on his birthday, the rapper has decided to do the most sensible thing: flee the country hire a 24-hour security detail.

TMZ reports that while Rozay doesn't fear for his life, the attempted murder and the ensuing car accident was an "eye-opener" for the Bawse. While security guards usually besiege Ross at concerts and other music events — remember his BET Hip-Hop Awards backstage altercation with 50 Cent? — up until now, the rapper hasn't been constantly shadowed by protectors who are somehow larger than the rapper himself. But 20 or so rounds fired in your direction would make any reasonable person consider boosting security — especially in Ross' case, as long as his beef with the Gangster Disciples gang still stands.

TMZ also dug up a 911 call from the incident in which a witness tells the dispatcher that the assailants circled back around for another attempt at Ross after pulling alongside his Rolls Royce and opening fire.

None of the bullets connected, but 50 Cent has his own theory about that. In a series of tweets, Fiddy — a bona fide expert at being shot at — speculates that Ross "staged" the shooting for whatever reason. His argument: The laws of physics mandate that when 20 rounds are fired at your from a vehicle right next to you, there should be at least one bullet hole in your wrecked car. In Ross' case, there were none. 50's grassy knoll logic adds that the "assailants" also fired their weapons into the air and into nearby buildings. According to the Huffington Post, even a Miami-based investigator called the alleged assailant a "bad shot."

And because everyone wants to weigh in on Ross' recent misfortune, the Rick Ross, the real life drug kingpin who had his name stolen by William Roberts, issued a statement following the shooting that reads, "I'm not surprised that it happened given recent ongoings, when someone doesn't understand the street rules they get confused and incidents like this can take place. I'm still dealing with ongoing litigation about something as basic as using my name and identity, that should have been dealt with properly a long time ago. No ill will is wished upon anyone, but when you tell these stories about the streets you have to be careful."

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