UPDATE: 3/2/2018, 7:40pm EST
Despite earlier reports, rapper Rick Ross’ friend and fellow musician Fat Trel said the “Idols Become Rivals” rapper is not on life support.
“Jus talked 2 my big homie… he good… he in the hospital but he not on ‘life support’… he good,” Trel wrote on Instagram on Friday night.
Earlier on Friday, TMZ reported the Miami rapper’s cardiovascular functions were dependent on a machine.
UPDATE: 3/2/2018, 6:00pm EST
Miami rapper Rick Ross has reportedly been put on life-support, according to TMZ. The MMG boss was hospitalized after being found “unresponsive” in his home, and is now connected to a machine taking over his heart and lung functions. It is speculated that he suffered a heart attack.
ORIGINAL STORY: 3/2/2018, 10:46am EST
Miami rapper Rick Ross has had health problems in the past, but has also been taking his life more seriously in recent years. Unfortunately, the MMG leader has reportedly had a setback, and was found unresponsive in his Florida mansion Thursday.
The Blast reports emergency crews rushed to his Florida mansion after a call came in at 3:34am, when friends in Ross’ home attempted to wake him and found the Rather You Than Me artist “slobbing out the mouth.” He was also reportedly “breathing heavy and unresponsive.”
When help arrived, the rapper became “combative” with the medical staff, which led to the police being called.
According to TMZ, Ross has been hospitalized and is now receiving respiratory treatment, possibly for pneumonia.
Ross’ current health issues are concerning due to his medical history, as rapper suffered two seizures in one day back in 2011.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.