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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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16.

dave    

damn those GD's caught him slippin

577 days ago
17.

4reallikecomon    

*****S AINT ****! JEOLOUS OF BIG RICK ROSS ...THE MAN IS THE BEST RAPPER IN THE GAME AND JEOLOUS *****S MAD...

577 days ago
18.

BradDavis    

According to his rhymes he's a gang banging, A.K. toting, drug kingpin. He's not afraid of anybody. Lol.

577 days ago
19.

KicksandGiggles    

To all the folks who admire this man and this kind of lifestyle, you all deserve bullets in the azz. I am tempted to comment on his beard that looks like hard 90 year old kitty, but I won't.

577 days ago
20.

christmas    

Its sad...

577 days ago
21.

FlamingoNut    

Allegedly 20 bullets fired and none hit his fat ass? Talk about a lousy shot...

577 days ago
22.

Edith    

No too tough after all. What a ***** another black guy hides with guns.

577 days ago
23.

christmas    

Am getting sign to maybache music...rick doing big things...we wont stop making good music.....**** we pay the money and make more$..

577 days ago
24.

it is what it is    

Crazy White Men Shot upElementary School Bus Today,And Killed The Bus Driver ... Sicko..You Crazy Dog Smelling crackers

577 days ago
25.

it is what it is    

Crazy White Man Shot upElementary School Bus Today,And Killed The Bus Driver ... Sicko..You Crazy Dog Smelling crackers

577 days ago
26.

Kamar    

This is what happens when law enforcement tries to play gangster. I was wondering how long it was gonna take the bafoons to figure out their idol was really "the man" lmfao!

577 days ago
27.

justme    

REAL TALK, RICKY either set up the shooting his self or someone was sending him a message but the were not trying to kill him that's for sure cause in the hood nobody misses wit 20 shots nobody!

577 days ago
28.

la    

just pay up

576 days ago
29.

la    

His ego is getting the best of him

576 days ago
30.

Streetz    

Atleast dave know... Them GD's on his heels... Trip season!!!

576 days ago
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