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Posted: March 04, 2018

Did 50 Cent mock Rick Ross health scare with brutal 'Rocky' reference?

Rick Ross Fast Facts

By Najja Parker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On Saturday, Rick Ross was reportedly still hospitalized in Miami for an undisclosed medical issue. Although many celebrities took to social media to offer prayers, one sent a message that wasn’t as heartfelt.

>> Rapper Rick Ross reportedly hospitalized after medical issue

50 Cent recently posted a still frame of the character Ivan Drago from the film “Rocky IV” to his Instagram page. In that particular scene, the boxer says, “If he dies, he dies” after knocking out his opponent Apollo Creed.

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About an hour later, he shared another picture featuring Al Pacino's Scarface, writing, "Yeah I'm different."

Yeah I’m different 🤫

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>> On AJC.com: Rick Ross remains hospitalized in Miami

While the uploads did not mention Ross, many across the internet speculate the “In Da Club” artist was targeting the Wingstop franchiser, who’s been one of his rivals for years.

The two emcees have publicly feuded since 2009 by explicitly condemning each other in several songs and interviews. The ongoing fight has even included cartoons, alleged sex tapes leaks and even lawsuits.

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On Friday night, Ross was rushed to the hospital after reportedly suffering a heart attack. His current status has not been officially confirmed by family.

>> On AJC.com: 50 Cent denies bitcoin collection in bankruptcy court documents

This isn’t the 42-year-old’s first health scare. In 2011 he suffered two seizures within hours and later openly discussed his poor health habits. Following his illness, he underwent a weight loss challenge and dropped 75 pounds. 


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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: 50 Cent attends the premiere of STX Films' "Den of Thieves" at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on January 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Rapper Rick Ross reportedly hospitalized after medical issue

Rapper Rick Ross is is currently in a hospital following a medical issue according to reports.

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Emergency crews were called to his home in Davie, Florida, Thursday morning according to Us Weekly. 

Davie Police Department officers were also called to the scene after Ross reportedly was “combative” with medical crews.

He was taken to an area hospital and is in the cardiac unit, according to Rolling Stone.

In 2011, Ross suffered two seizures on two different flights. Since then, he has changed his lifestyle and dieted, losing over 100 pounds, according to TMZ.

Ross, whose real name is William Roberts, is the founder of Mayback Music Group, which is home to acts such as Wale, Meek Mill and French Montana. Ross’ biggest hit may be “Hustlin,” which was released in 2006. The rapper has appeared on other songs, most recently “New Flame” by Chris Brown featuring Atlanta-based recording artist Usher.

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