Rick Ross’s Mastermind received a ton of criticism for the way he mentioned Trayvon Martin in one of songs. It is to be noted that the response to this album wasn’t merely a criticism in fact it caused uproar and raised many questionable fingers at the rapper. To this he has responded plainly by saying that the context in which the name of Trayvon Martin was used was only to give a warning to the Black youth.
All this was in response to the rap words which said “Too close to a ni–a as a mother–king bomb/ Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target/ Bitch ni–as hating, tell me it’s what I’m parking.” And because of the unexpected backlash, Rick Ross had to calm down things a bit and for that he has given an explanation which appears to make no sense to the sane mind in any way.
“It’s so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy,” Ross said. “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,” added Ross, who plans to use his recently purchased 235-acre Georgia estateto help inner-city youngsters. “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.”
It appears to us that Rick Ross has been comparing himself to George Zimmerman gunning down an unarmed teenager and he actually expected the audience to feel some empowerment in this. Sarcastically speaking, we couldn’t agree more. This does not come as a surprise since Ross has had troubles with the sort of words he chooses for his rap. Previously he had been placed under fire for his rape lyrics in the song “U.O.E.N.O. but he defended himself saying that he never meant to make use of the word rape.