Rick Ross has offended many with lyrics referencing the Trayvon Martin shooting. Here, he attends the Rick Ross 'Mastermind' Listening Event on Feb. 11 in New York City.

Rick Ross has offended many with lyrics referencing the Trayvon Martin shooting. Here, he attends the Rick Ross ‘Mastermind’ Listening Event on Feb. 11 in New York City.

Rick Ross has ignited controversy with recent lyrics referencing the Trayvon Martin shooting.

In his new song, “BLK & WHT,” Ross raps: “Too close to a n***a as a motherf**king bomb/ Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target/ B***h n***as hating, tell me it’s what I’m parkin/ Wingstop owner, lemon pepper aroma/ Young, black n***a, barely got a diploma.”

The track is featured on the rapper’s latest studio album, “Mastermind.” The album streamed on iTunes Tuesday, which also marked the two-year anniversary of Martin’s death, the Grio noted.

“Ross [compares] his success in the music industry to the death of Martin, and the acquittal of George Zimmerman,” the Grio’s Kyle Harvey wrote.

The rap star clarified the Martin reference in a statement to VIBE, saying his lyrics are intended to keep the memory of the slain 17-year-old alive.

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