Rick Ross is rapping about the assassination of presidential front-runner Donald Trump in his new song “Free Enterprise,” which is one of the tracks on his album released on December 4 called Black Market.
The song (embedded below–Warning: NSFW for language), which also features John Legend on vocals, contains the following lyrics.
“…Assassinate Trump like I’m Zimmerman/Now accept these words as they came from Eminem/Democratic party sent us to the pendulum/Killing them/I voted for Andre Benjamin…”
The lyrics are open to interpretation or artistic license perhaps.
That aside, Celebrity Dirty Laundry suggests that jumping on the anti-Trump bandwagon (which virtually everyone in media and politics, which includes what has been called the New York-Washington Ascela corridor, has done particularly since the GOP front-runner proposed a temporary halt to Muslim immigration to the U.S.) could be marketing ploy for his new music collection. “Then again, it’s Donald Trump, so no one would be shocked if Rick Ross truly didn’t like the man. If it were anyone else, Rick Ross would probably receive a ton of backlash for rapping about assassinating a Presidential hopeful, but he seems to have been given a free pass on this one.”
John Legend probably isn’t a fan of The Donald either, since his wife Chrissy Teigen and Trump have been feuding on Twitter.
The Zimmerman reference presumably refers to the Florida community watchman who fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin and then was found not guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in July 2013. “The exact meaning of the lyric in relation to Trump, however, is up for interpretation, though one theory would be Ross is saying he would stand his ground without consequences, much like Zimmerman did. As for Eminem, he has in the past rapped about committing murder,” Gossip Cop explained.
Last month, Donald Trump was allegedly threatened with violence on social media prior to his campaign rally in Worcester, Massachusetts, at the DCU Center. The tweet in question stated that “All you Worcester gangsters and what not. You clearly have a mission on Wednesday. Kill Donald Trump.”
According to The Daily Caller, an official of the American Civil Liberties Union in Colorado has allegedly suggested shooting Donald Trump supporters before they can vote for him on Election Day.
A separate Daily Caller article observed that “Can you imagine the uproar if Ted Nugent or Toby Keith or somebody wrote a song lyric explicitly calling for the assassination of Barack Obama?”
Trump now receives Secret Service protection in addition to his private security detail.
Despite (or because of) unleashing one controversial or divisive remark or policy position after another, the brash billionaire businessman and first-time candidate is apparently still leading in the contest for the Republican election 2016 presidential nomination. And most voters in both parties believe he is likely to capture the nomination, despite opposition from the so-called GOP establishment according to a Rasmussen survey, The Hill reported.
“America has lacked leadership for so long that when an unscripted, uncoached, and genuine Donald Trump lays out a blunt prescription for America in a straightforward display of alpha male leadership, voters in unprecedented fashion respond,” former Trump aide Roger Stone claims.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 11, 2015
Yesterday, in a speech before the New England Police Benevolent Association in New Hampshire, Trump promised to use his executive authority as president, if and when he takes office, to require the death penalty for any cop killer.
Do you think that Rick Ross is really calling for the assassination of Donald Trump, or is it just an example of “free enterprise” and free speech?
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