Rick Ross Defends Trayvon Martin Lyric On New Album
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.28.2014
He explains it...
Vibe reports that Rick Ross has explained his lyric that mentions Trayvon Martin on his sixth solo album Mastermind on the song "Black & White". He rapped "Trayvon Martin, I'm never missing my target." Martin, of course, is a young Florida boy who was killed two years ago today by George Zimmerman. The album was made available for streaming on iTunes yesterday and will be released on March 4.
Ross said: "It's so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy. I'm never going to let the world forget that name. In my song 'Black and White' off Mastermind I say, 'Trayvon Martin, I'm never missing my target'. There I'm reminding people that if you're a black person or a person of any color for that matter in this country, you have to be accurate, whatever moves you make, stay accurate. Even when you're walking down the street, playing music from your car, you have to stay on point. Black men are being killed and their killers [are] beating the trial. It hasn't been this much violence against black men since the '60s. I am Trayvon Martin, we're all Trayvon Martin. He was from South Florida. That could have been me or one of my homies. So, stay alert and never miss your target. Whatever that target may be. Getting out the hood, providing from your family. Stay sharp. Stay alive. Trayvon, Rest in Peace."
This comes after his controversial lyrics in 2013 on Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O", in which he rapped, "Put molly all in her champagne/She ain't even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that/She ain't even know it." He apologized after losing a deal with Reebok.