Last month, Rick Ross got a big shock when his latest album, Black Market, was reportedly pulled from the shelves of Wal-Mart because of a controversial lyric that allegedly called for the assassination of presidential candidate Donald Trump:
Assassinate Trump like I’m Zimmerman
Now accept these words as they came from Eminem
Democratic party sentenced to the pendulum
Killing them, I voted for Andre Benjamin.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Ross says the lyric is nothing more than mere artistic expression and is far from a call to violence. He even describes a connection he has to the Republican front-runner.
“I would never advocate violence on Trump or anyone,” said the Maybach Music Group boss. “It’s lyrical assassination. That’s me being a poet, putting words together in my art form, with no violence in my heart at all. Clarify that. Matter of fact, my cameraman was Trump’s caddy at his golf course for five years, and he says Trump is cool as f–k.”
Black Market is in stores now and available at all digital retail outlets.