Rick Ross Shooting: A Twitter Timeline
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.
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Celebrate.-- Mastermind (@rickyrozay) January 28, 2013
Shortly after midnight, Ross tweets the first of several simple messages about his 37th birthday party at LIV.
Smoke one-- Mastermind (@rickyrozay) January 28, 2013
A few minutes later, Ross lights a blunt.
3 blunts lit a once-- Mastermind (@rickyrozay) January 28, 2013
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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