Rick Ross was seen in public yesterday (Feb. 7) for the first time since escaping a near-death shooting on his birthday (Jan. 28).

Spotted by TMZ in Beverly Hills, the burly MC ignored questions about 50 Cent implying that the botched assassination attempt and subsequent car crash were a hoax. Flanked by his entourage and clad in a track suit, he walked by chomping a cigar at the bit and smiled.

He doesn't seem too stressed about things.

Maybe it's the 24-hour security he's hired to protect him these days. Or maybe he was just in a good mood.

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