Walmart Reportedly Pulls Rick Ross’ ‘Black Market’ Over Donald Trump Assassination Line
This wouldn't be the fist time Rick Ross rapped about something that wound up costing him in the wallet. Walmart has pulled the MMG bosses latest album Black Market off its Internet site reportedly because of a line where he talks about assassinating Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The album was reportedly pulled after journalist Mark Dice, who took offense to Ross' statement, made a complaint to all major outlets - Walmart, Amazon, Target, iTunes and more - who were carrying the album. The line in question is on the song “Free Enterprise.” Rozay raps, “Assassinate Trump like I’m Zimmerman / Now accept these words as they came from Eminem.”
Dice deems the statement unacceptable and inappropriate, even under the protection of Freedom of Speech, and claims his outcry is the reason the album is no longer available through Walmart. "We are making progress," Dice says in the video, below. "Unless this is some glitch, it appears that Walmart has quietly pulled the album. We really need to get iTunes to stop selling the garbage."
This could be the reason for the album's low (by Rozay's standards) album sales. Black Market debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with 65,000 units (54,000 in album sales), drawing chastisement from 50 Cent.
Ross' last foot-in-his-mouth moment cost him millions. Back in 2013, he was dropped as a spokesperson for Reebok over a date rape line on the Rocko song "U.O.E.N.O."
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