Shortly after a Georgia judged released Maybach Music Group (MMG) boss Rick Ross on a $2 million bond stemming from aggravated assault, kidnapping and battery charges he headed straight for the studio to return to work on his next album. The Atlanta Journal Constitution previously reported that there was a shooting incident at Twelve Studios, which happens to be MMG’s Atlanta recording home. In a statement released to the media, Twelve Studios stressed that the incident was “isolated and random” and had nothing to do with anyone affiliated with the studio including Ross.
“This isolated and random incident is not affiliated with Twelve Studios, any of our staff members or clients, including Rick Ross,” the statement reads. “This is the first time in over three years that we have been affected by any criminal activity regarding our property.”
It was at Twelve Studios back in February that Ross announced MMG‘s move to Atlanta and a joint venture with the studio’s founder Dina Marto called Artists First.
Ross’ lawyer, Adamma McKinnon, believes all of the negativity, including his recent charges, coming his client’s way can all be traced to the fact that people are looking to make money from him because he’s famous.
“He’s someone who has reached a certain plateau and there are people after celebrities like him and looking for monetary gain,” he says.
According to McKinnon, Ross is hard at work on this eighth solo album tentatively called Black Dollar.