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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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31.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Rule #1: Do not hold your firearm sidways to fire it. Proper stance will almost assure you that you will hit a target when it is that large of a mass with the correct stance.

That guy's head is the size of a small car. How the hell did someone miss?

630 days ago
32.

RaisingStar    

That's right. Protect yourself at all times. Better to be safe then sorry.

630 days ago
33.

Streetz    

http://youtu.be/zS6UbcsJcnc

630 days ago
34.

Freshmoney    

He staged this himself. You see he was worried from the jump and he staged this shooting so that he could actually hire more security and won't look like a chump at the same time. Who shoots 20 times and misses? Riddle

630 days ago
35.

salute    

he needed this a long time ago... been vibing to this lately its pretty dope.. sandy hook? http://bit.ly/11f4yAk

630 days ago
36.

rgr    

such a ganster rapper, i thought they were badass, why need bodyguards ?

630 days ago
37.

ray    

Lard A$$ media whore. Really playing up this FAKE story. You all realize that there is NO TRUTH to this entire line if BULLSH!T

630 days ago
38.

The Man They Call Louis    

Even though I think Rick Ross is a poser, the GD's need to quit trying to get attention and a record deal by throwing threats around. It's a joke...

630 days ago
39.

HelenaSmithe22    

Micah. I agree that Annie`s st0rry is incredible... on tuesday I got a gorgeous BMW M3 after having made $8198 this last four weeks and just a little over 10k last munth. it's certainly the best-job Ive had. I started this eight months/ago and pretty much straight away started making a cool at least $79 per/hr. I went to this web-site, Great60....com

630 days ago
40.

JusMyOpinion    

He's keeping it real yo. He's giving all of his fellow co-workers, aka cops, a side job to help pay the bills. Remember the Street code is Snitches are found in ditches.

630 days ago
41.

4reallikecomon    

*****S TALK **** THINK THEY HARD, AINT **** ONE ON ONE...PROOF...THIS SIXTY SEVEN YR OLD WHITE MAN BEAT THE **** OUT OF THIS

630 days ago
42.

4reallikecomon    

THIS SIXTY SEVEN YR OLD WHITE MAN KICKED THIS SO CALLED THUGS ASS WHO WAS TALKIN **** TO HIM ON A BUS....FUNNY AS HELL....CHECK IT OUT ON YOU TUBE....PUNCH IN" GRANDPA BASHES BLACK GUY ON BUS"...THATS WHY PUNKS JOIN GANGS CAUS THEY AINT **** WITHOUT A WEAPON, OR ONE ON ONE....OLD MAN WHOOPED THAT *****S ASS.!!!

630 days ago
43.

Nerun    

They should kill em

630 days ago
44.

joe. a    

maybe he will pay for talking like he is a gangster and drugdealer of the pass.

630 days ago
45.

Catwoman    

Interesting he claims someone pulled up next to him and opened fire on his car however according to the police & other witnesses who saw the car, there were no bullet holes in the car. How does that happen? Obviously a publicity stunt

629 days ago
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