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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