The reason behind Rick Ross’ Trayvon Martin Line on ‘Mastermind’

Rick Ross‘ new album, Mastermind, is due this coming Tuesday, March 6th. This is Ross’ 6th LP, Mastermind is currently available to stream in its entirety on iTunes Radio, and new music videos for his freelease “Oyster Perpetual” and Diddy‘s new single, “Big Homie”, which features Ross, were released yesterday.
Rick Ross raps on the D-Rich produced “BLK & WHT” with the controversial line :”Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target”

Last year Ross had a stint of controversy concerning his lyrics, as he was infamously stripped of his Reebok endorsement due to his “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it” line on Rocko‘s popular and of-remixed song, “U.O.E.N.O.”. Yesterday Ross had an e-mail chat with Vibe, which ironically marked the two-year “anniversary” of Trayvon Martin‘s murder, to clarify and discuss the context of his current eyebrow-raising rap lyric.

Rick Ross- “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”.

Source: The Source


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