Rick Ross Shooting: A Twitter Timeline

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Forget a big booty ho. All Rick Ross wants for his birthday are some goddamn answers.

The b-day Bawse -- Ross turns 37 today -- and an unidentified female companion were allegedly heading east on Las Olas Boulevard at around 5 a.m. this morning near 15th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, when an assailant opened fire on Rozay's Rolls Royce.

Not a single bullet struck the six-foot, 300-plus pound MC or his date.

Little else is known about the shooting, but Twitter can help shed some light.

Check out Crossfade's Twitter timeline of the events leading up to the apparent assassination attempt on Ross after the cut.

UPDATE Fort Lauderdale police have confirmed that Rick Ross's passenger was his girlfriend Shateria L. Moragne-el.

UPDATE #2 50 Cent has called Rick Ross a "Fat Boy" and suggested today's early-morning shooting "looks staged."

UPDATE #3 Rick Ross has dropped his post-shooting track, rappping: "Sometimes I look in the mirror, I can't believe I'm alive."

UPDATE #4 Investigating the Rick Ross shooting, Fort Lauderdale police are sifting though surveillance video, but they're not discussing suspects.

UPDATE #5 In the wake of the shooting, Rick Ross has hired a 24-hour armed security team.

UPDATE #6 Today, the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department released 911 calls from the Rick Ross shooting.

See also:
-Rick Ross Gets Death Threats from Gangster Disciples
-Ross on Gangster Disciples, Canceled MMG Tour: "Never Was It Due to Any Threats"
-Ross Threatened by Gangster Disciples in Chicago: "F#$% You ... Cut the Check"

Shortly after midnight, Ross tweets the first of several simple messages about his 37th birthday party at LIV.

A few minutes later, Ross lights a blunt.

Less than half an hour passes before Ross admits to smoking at least three blunts in the midnight hour.

Ross' final tweet of the night suggests two things: (a) he's likely stoned and (b) his would-be assailants have a motive -- money.

This story is still developing.

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Yeah man, they were able to shoot Tupac & Notorious B.I.G., Rick Ross is a rather large target himself. I can't imagine not hitting him with as many drive by's that go on in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale ? They're always shooting up a church somewhere and they shoot smaller children all the time ? So you'd think as often as this happens to Ross, his number would've come up by now ?

Tony Miller
Tony Miller

That huuuuge target and they missed? It's the govt @ work again. Trying to get gun control support by assassinating an iconic. ...bwahahaha. I can't even say it.

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

low life thug culture.....America at its worst

Demetrio Quintero
Demetrio Quintero

elsa im with u, wasted money spent lol. must got paid with a expired ebt card

Elsa Jimenez
Elsa Jimenez

What kind of assassin shoots over 15 bullets and not hit him once? lmao what a loser

Teresa Shnacks
Teresa Shnacks

^no one I wish they would give us something to interesting to read today.

Daniel Convers
Daniel Convers

I'm sure he can talk to some of his fellow officers

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