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On the two year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s tragic murder, Rick Ross has been in hot water following a lyric using the deceased teen’s name. “Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target,” Rozay raps on “Black & White,” track #11 on Mastermind. The MMG head-honcho sent out an e-mail to Vibe to clear up any malicious intent attached to the lyric. This isn’t the first time The Bawse has caught heat for his use of wordplay, as many remember his line on “U.O.E.N.O.” Remix verse. Read Rick Ross’s full statement below, and be sure to listen to song for yourself here.
“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.”