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Maybach Music Group rapper Rick Ross has reportedly been confirmed as the driver of a Rolls-Royce vehicle which crashed into a Fort Lauderdale, Florida building early Monday (January 28) morning.
According to the latest reports, Ricky Rozay was behind the wheel with his girlfriend riding shotgun as they were fired upon.
8:45 AM PT — Cops have now confirmed Ross was driving the Rolls-Royce at the time of the crash. The passenger was Shateria L. Moragne-el — who is reportedly dating the rapper. Cops say neither party suffered any injuries. The suspects fled from the scene before cops arrived on scene. (TMZ)
Details of the near-death incident started circulating online early Monday.
A Rolls-Royce crashed into a building on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale early Monday. Police are on the scene of the accident, which also reportedly involved a shooting. WSVN-Channel 7 is reporting that shots were fired at the Rolls in which a “famous rapper” was riding before the car went into the building. Police are on the street marking bullet shells in the 1500 block of Las Olas. The road is shut down to traffic. (Bradenton Herald)
Initially, Ross was simply identified as a “famous rapper” by a local restaurant manager.
Witnesses heard several shots ring out in the area of 1410 E Las Olas Blvd., around 5 a.m. Police said the bullets missed the Rolls Royce but the vehicle slammed into the Floridian Restaurant. Luckily, police said no one was injured by the gunfire. Several businesses in the area were hit by bullets. According to the restaurant’s manager, a famous rapper was seen getting out of the Rolls Royce. Police have not confirmed this information. The vehicle has since been towed from the scene. (WSVN)
It did not take long before witnesses identified the rapper as Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross.
At around 5 a.m., several people in the neighborhood overheard shots fired, said Fort Lauderdale Detective DeAnna Garcia. Witnesses at the nearby Floridian diner said that South Florida rapper Rick Ross was in the car. No one was injured, she said. Police declined to say who was in the car. The rapper, according to reports, talked to investigators at the diner. (Miami Herald)