Fort Lauderdale, FL – Police confirm that the passengers in the Rick Ross Rolls Royce shooting was Rick Ross and his 28 year old girlfriend Shateria L. Morange-el. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the rapper Rick Ross, whose real name is William L. Roberts, was supposedly involved in an early morning drive-by shooting that caused him to crash his Rolls Royce into a building. Neither are reported as being injured.
As Crossfade explains on Facebook, Rick Ross celebrated his birthday last night at the South Beach nightclub LIV and then he took the party to Fort Lauderdale’s Floridian Restaurant, where he became the target of an apparent assassination attempt.
Police had previously withheld the names of the two passengers since they previously felt there was a credible threat to their lives. Witnesses said they were certain Rick Ross was in the Rolls Royce but until now police had kept quiet. The gunmen are still listed as unknown and the Miami New Times says “the suspects fled from the area prior to police arrival.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Rick Ross had previously received death threats from a gang called the Gangster Disciples. It was rumored that this caused Rick Ross to cancel his tours, but Rick Ross claims the death threats were supposedly not the reason that the rapper cancelled. Instead, Rick Ross says he desired to put promoter Shawn Gee in his place after Gee dropped three shows without the rapper’s permission. Further, Rick Ross says the death threats do not scare him and he has no desire to retaliate or to lead the gangster life.
These previous statements by Rick Ross would appear to contradict the claim by 50 Cent that Rick Ross staged the shooting in order to build his street cred in the rap music scene. If the rapper does not desire to lead the gangster life, then why go through with a charade?