Contact Us

Rick Ross Explains Questionable Trayvon Martin Lyric on ‘Mastermind’ Album

Rick Ross
Noam Galai, Getty Images

Rick Ross’ sixth album, ‘Mastermind,’ is not even in stores yet and already he’s causing controversy over its lyrical content. The Miami rapper is receiving backlash over the mention of Trayvon Martin on a song called ‘Blk & Wht.’

On the track, Rozay rhymes, “Forbes dot com / I’m the Teflon Don / Too close to a n—- as a motherf—king bomb / Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target / Bitch n—-s hating / Tell me it’s what I’m parking.”

In a statement sent exclusively to VIBE, Ross explains the controversial lyric. It reads:

It’s so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy. I’m never going to let the world forget that name. In my song ‘Black and White’ off ‘Mastermind’ I say, ‘Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target’. There I’m reminding people that if you’re a black person or a person of any color for that matter in this country, you have to be accurate, whatever moves you make, stay accurate. Even when you’re walking down the street, playing music from your car, you have to stay on point.

“Black men are being killed and their killers [are] beating the trial. It hasn’t been this much violence against black men since the ’60s. I am Trayvon Martin, we’re all Trayvon Martin. He was from South Florida. That could have been me or one of my homies. So, stay alert and never miss your target. Whatever that target may be. Getting out the hood, providing from your family. Stay sharp. Stay alive. Trayvon, Rest in Peace.”

This isn’t the first time Ross has gotten into trouble over his lyrics. Last year, the MMG rhymer was accused of advocating rape with his molly reference in Rocko‘s song ‘U.O.E.N.O.’ Following the brouhaha, Reebok ended their contract deal with Ross who has since apologized for the lyric.

Do you agree with Rick Ross’ explanation about the Trayvon Martin lyric? Tell us in the comments below.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!