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Rick Ross

24-Hour Armed Security

After Drive-By Shooting

1/30/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0129-rick-ross-gettyRick Ross is fighting fire with firepower ... 'cause the rap mogul just hired 24-hour ARMED personal security to watch his back in the wake of Monday's drive-by shooting ... TMZ has learned.

Ross -- aka Ricky Rozay -- was already using armed bodyguards for protection at major events like concerts and public appearances ... but now he's decided he wants a full-time security detail.

Ross was targeted in a drive-by shooting in Florida early Monday morning ... when a car pulled up next to his Rolls-Royce and opened fire. Ross lost control of the vehicle during the incident and crashed into an apartment building.

Sources close to Ross tell TMZ ... the rapper had been getting threats for a while ... but he wasn't too concerned. But we're told Ross considers the shooting to be an "eye-opener" and will do whatever it takes to keep himself safe.

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

542 days ago
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tleeg    

Who cares? He obviously pissed someone off.

542 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Should've just cut that check big boy.
Would've been cheaper and worry free.
Now he's smashed up his Rolls, is paying for 24/7 security, and is probably keeping one eye open at all times.

542 days ago
4.

LK    

Y PAY 4 EXTRA SECURITY ???
JUST SEND THAT CHECK 2 THAT GANG !!! DUH !
DON'T U WANNA LIVE ???

542 days ago
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Toallthehatersoftheworld    

I hope he stays safe.i wonder how much it cost to have 24? Hour bodygrauds

542 days ago
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jason    

The Henne boys think Rick Ross is pussified

542 days ago
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JrzGrl    

What is the check for? Why does he owe these ppl money???

542 days ago
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Phreaky    

Look for him to be sued by said armed security company in the near future for not paying. You KNOW it's coming.

542 days ago
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Phil    

We don't get any of this rappers with guns and other crap in the UK.

542 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

An "eye opener" means a staged shooting in Rick Ross's book. This guy should be in the WWE with his nonsense

542 days ago
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Lucey    

It must suck to live like that. Knowing that ppl want to harm you.

542 days ago
12.

Los Pepes    

Thugs killing each other is a good thing!

542 days ago
13.

Phishie from Philly    

He should hire the A-Team.
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Phishie from Philly

542 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

RR loves this because he is getting more free publicity now which in return will allow him to make money by selling records. Also paying or body guards will help his image and its a tax right off. So is the repairs to his car.
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Phishie from Philly

542 days ago
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Truth    

KARMA'S A BITCH... BESIDES ARMED GUARDS DONT MEAN **** AGAINST MACHINE GUNS, SEMI'S, AND SHOTGUNS. SO INSTEAD OF 1 DEAD YOU HAVE WHAT, 5-6?? NO DOUBT HE DID SOME DOUCHEY SH*T TO BRING THIS ON. #TRUTH!!

542 days ago
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