Rick Ross Thinks Trayvon Should've Had a Gun: "Got on My Hoodie and My Desert Eagle"

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The Bawse is a former officer with the Florida Department of Corrections.

Of course, though, he usually plays the role of gangsta thug drug dealer who "got a chopper in the car." Hence the professional moniker, Rick Ross, a name lifted from an infamous Cali crack peddler.

But on a new song, "I Wonder Why," the Carol City rapper (born William Leonard Roberts II) casts himself as gunned-down Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin.

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Rick Ross in a hoodie for Trayvon Martin.

Now it could be considered dubious for Ross, a guy who usually espouses the identities of murderous, gun-toting crime kingpins ("I think I'm Big Meech, Larry Hoover"), to appropriate the story of a kid like Trayvon, tragically killed by a man with a Kel-Tec 9.

And it could be considered opportunistic for Ross, a guy with no real penchant (or proven talent) for sociopolitical philosophizing, to toss off a very timely verse about one of the most complex murder cases in recent American history.

And it could be considered inappropriate for Ross, a guy who's just been taken to task for rapping about rape (and then offering several insincere, half-assed apologies), to lay down ethical judgments of any kind.


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drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter



How many white parents would be outraged if a grown black man and self appointed neighborhood watch man had profiled their child and began following their child who was doing nothing more than returning home from the store after buying candy for a younger sibling. Whose child wouldn't be frightened by a stranger, a grown man stalking them tries to stop them and question them for no reason, doesn't identify himself, what frightened teen would try to lash out try to protect himself from an aggressive stranger.Suppose Martin had a gun--he would have been well within his rights to protect himself when he realized this strange man (Zimmerman) was following him around for no reason that he could see, other than to possibly rob him or kidnapped,rape,kill him and friend.When an armed man can hunt down an unarmed teenager while on the telephone with a 911 dispatcher, kill the teen, and then walk away free, I think it’s fair to assume that there’s a serious problem with justice in the jurisdiction where the event took place.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter


Well, of course they would, perversion has no conscience.

Zimmerman was on the bottom because he had to be to be. Otherwise he wouldn't have been able to claim self defense stand your ground as he shot this unarmed boy. Zimmerman was no dummy when came to how the scene needed to be staged. With his gun at the ready he knew his life was never in "real" danger. We know Zimmerman, we know. here is example of a hold george on bottom and tyrayvon on top 

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ermagherd01
ermagherd01

Just another loser trying to make money off the Trayvon name. 


For the record, Trayvon was 17. If he was carrying a handgun he would be doing so unlawfully. Not that it stops the gang bangers in da hood.

tcruse
tcruse

So, should every illegal drug user carry a gun?  Or just the ones that are prone to violence?

Jorge Shicken
Jorge Shicken

ive been wearing a hoodie in public places going on 3 weeks now, sans strap.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

@tcruse 

Americans are extremely brainwashed with pro-gun propaganda.
they have hard time thinking critically

Zimmerman was on various prescription drugs with known, violent side effects while acting as the neighborhood watch captain and on the night Martin died.It does further explain why he refused medical care that night though.”” this another reason the gun laws need some changing because people who are on these medication can and will harm others. They also can be so conniving around people that they want to keep on their side, just like men who abuse their other half and vice verse. They are okay right up to the minute they have harmed the innocent partner. That's the issue with the stand your ground  law. It's based on the shooter's perceptions determining his feelings of harm.

 

newtimeswrongasusual
newtimeswrongasusual

the writers at new times really are a bunch of idiots. after you edited your article because of my post, you still couldn't get it right. first you put zimmerman used a tec-9, which was made by the miami company intratec. this is not a conceal carry gun. you then changed it to kel tec-9, which doesn't exist. his gun was a kel tec pf-9. try using a search engine before you post your articles. 

miamian
miamian

@newtimeswrongasusual They really are I have given this "newspaper" several chances as it is the only truly local source. However, their obvious bias on almost all issues is the very thing that is wrong with journalism. They only cover the most obscure hipster news (it's almost as if the writers never left the Wynwood area) and some of the most questionable local talent. There was a time this was my go to publication but it seems like I need to start looking elsewhere for actual reporting. 

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