Rick Ross Gets Dumped by Reebok Over Rape Lyric on Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O." (UPDATE with Apology)

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Is Ricky Rozay 'bout to choke on his own foot? 
After almost a decade of ribald gangsta rhymes spun from controversial trap lord fan fiction, Rick Ross has finally penned the couplet that critics and fans alike are declaring to be his most offensive ever.

"Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it," The Bawse recounts on his lone verse on Rocko's now-notorious single, "U.O.E.N.O." The punchline? "I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it."

Ross has formally apologized -- or at least formally minced words, but from the looks of the public outcry surrounding the rhyme, and, now, the loss of major corporate endorsements -- it would appear Ricky Rozay's atonement epitomizes the concept of "too little, too late."

Continue on for the apology. 

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Five Ass-Kicking Suggestions for Rick Ross' 24-Hour Bodyguard

Cool hat, bro. 
The block is hot!

Well, in South Florida, the sidewalk is, admittedly, perpetually steaming.

But the past few days have seen a heat-up of XXL proportions.

Someone tried to shoot Rick Ross! And now, according to TMZ, The Bawse requires 24 hour surveillance.

As you might imagine, County Grind is thoroughly invested in the livelihood of Ricky Rozay, because he accounts for about 75% of our content. So here are the five best suggestions for potential Bawse-worthy bodyguards.

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Who Shot at Rick Ross?

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Does a gang of mafioso Hebrews have a vendetta against The Bawse?
Earlier today, Broward/Palm Beach New Times' news wing reported that The Teflon Don himself, Rick Ross, was the target of a gangsta-as-fuck drive-by-shooting attempt, reminiscent of the infamous killings from the golden age of rapper assassinations.

However, unlike Biggie and Pac, The Bawse - and his shawty, Shateria L. Moragne-el - got away.

Ft. Lauderdale police have officially confirmed that William L. Roberts - a.k.a. Ricky Muthafuckin' Rozay - was the behind the wheel of his Rolls Royce when a vehicle pulled up alongside and opened fire. Ross crashed into a building attempting in the process of successfully escaping the attack. Ross had been celebrating his 37th birthday at LIV Sunday night.

We have one question on our mind: WHODUNNIT?!

Nobody knows, but here are five people -- or four people and one apparition -- who've had some beef with Bawse.

(To be clear: New Times does not imply that any of this speculation is accurate.)

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Rick Ross' Black Bar Mitzvah and 5 Jewish Rappers That Might Have (Kosher) Beef with the Bawse

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Bawse! Mazel Tov!
For reasons that have still yet to be revealed, Rick Ross has a new mixtape out titled The Black Bar Mitzvah, featuring cover art depicting the heavyweight rapper covered in fur and, uh, the star of David.

The only thing weirder than the Teflon Don converting to the world's oldest monotheistic religion via digital download is a Mormon congressman writing songs about Chanukah.

Lucky for him, Utah Senator Orin Hatch didn't incur the wrath of Jewish MCs like Shyne. The same can't be said for the Bawse, who has found himself in some deep Hasidic shit for, according to the actually Jewish rapper, cashing in on the Torah, the Talmud, et al.

Here are five more Jewish rappers that Ricky Rozay best keep an eye on if he wants to remain Big Macher.

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Julio Iglesias Canceled Show, Pocketed Cash, Lawsuit Claims

99 Problems
​Julio Iglesias -- the talented, Spanish vocalist who spawned the not-so-talented, crooning, pretty-boy singer Enrique Iglesias -- canceled a concert in Northern Cyprus but still kept nearly $300,000 in performance fees, according to a recently filed lawsuit. 

Voyager -- a Turkish resort company -- agreed to pay Iglesias $250,000 to sing and an additional $29,000. 

That show was supposed to take place at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel in Kyrenia -- Voyager's locale in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus -- on October 16, 2010.

But Voyager claims that Iglesias and his manager -- Fort Lauderdale's International Creative Talent Agency -- canceled because of bogus safety concerns. 

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Lake Worth Waitress: I Got Stiffed By Justin Bieber

Yep, get your wallet back out.
Ginger didn't recognize the party of six when they sat down at a tiki table and pulled the curtains around them. The Lake Worth waitress was slammed last Wednesday around 9:30 p.m., and she was the only server working.

Immediately, the "group of kids" started giving Ginger trouble. They ordered burritos and hamburgers -- items that are not on the menu of this laid-back eatery, where sand piles beneath the picnic tables and beer is served in plastic cups. (Ginger's employer did not want the restaurant's name published.)

Eventually, the kids ordered tacos, sodas and iced teas. A chef from the kitchen helped Ginger deliver the large order. But the table still wasn't happy. Every time Ginger walked by, "They would scream at me," she says. "Hey, I want this! Hey, I want that! They were yelling at anybody they could get."

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Lil Daggers and Livid Records Part Ways

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Bye bye Livid!

In a surprising move, Lil Daggers have parted ways with our good friends over at Livid Records, America's friendliest indie label. Although some might argue that Livid does not have the means to support the Daggers to the next step of indie superstardom, some will say that they were a good, homegrown match for each other.

Here's a message from Livid Records' boss, Chuck Livid.

Me? I don't give three shits if the following occurs: a) Livid retains the rights to repress their debut 7" and b) whenever the Daggers make it big, they bring along some label-mates along for tour support. Got to make that sweet merch money!

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Is Taylor Swift's "Innocent" Actually About LeBron James?

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​We here at County Grind don't usually get involved with people's personal business. That is, unless it involves us somehow. And, these days, if something involves LeBron James, it involves us; because the Dolphins suck, and if the Heat don't take over the world, we're all going to just shit ourselves and throw a big fit. So when Taylor Swift announced that she'd be coming down to the BankAtlantic Center next year on June 2 and 3 as part of her massive world tour, we figured we'd better take a look at things and make sure it's not going to be threatening our beloved Miami Heat in any way. What we found has us very worried.

There seems to be a connection between Miss Swift and our main man LeBron.

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Buju Banton Busted for Trying to Buy Cocaine

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via MTV News
Last Thursday, controversial reggae star Buju Banton (aka Mark Anthony Myrie) was busted for trying to buy nearly 15 7 kilos of cocaine from an undercover DEA informant. Myrie is as notorious for unapologetic, anti-gay lyrics as he is for his wine-worthy music, but according to the AP he could be looking at nearly 20 years in jail for this latest offense.

According to MTV, the shady dealings took place in the Tampa area at various chi-chi restaurants such as Applebee's and La Tropicana de Havana, but Banton was in Miami when the alleged purchase and subsuquent arrests of his associates went down. Officers nabbed Buju in the 305. He's yet to face a judge, but news outlets are already having a ball repurposing his song title, "Boom, Bye, Bye," so we shall join them on the low road. Boom, bye, bye, Banton. Clink.

Photos: N.E.R.D's Performances at W South Beach, Awarehouse

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Photo via Billionaire Boys Club
It wasn't too long ago that N.E.R.D performed like at the somewhat dysfunctional Future Classic Festival. But that didn't stop them from giving Miami a weekend full of alt hip-hop (arguably N.E.R.D are the original hipster-hoppers).

But this past weekend's performances, both at the W South Beach and Kia Soul Collective event at Awarehouse, feature a special surprise -- the introduction of a fourth new member to the group, Rhea. Last time an eccentric hip-hop group took in a fourth female member, we ended up with Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas, and, well, they've given us such vomit-inducing hits like "My Humps" and "Boom Boom Pow." Rhea also reminds us looks-wise of a poor man's version of M.I.A.

Anyway, if you weren't there (we weren't), Pharrell and Co. were gracious enough to post images from both their performances via their Billionaire Boys Club blog. Check out the photos of the W South Beach and Awarehouse.

Also, there Herald's music blog (see we can show some love to our local daily) has a nifty review and set list from the Awarehouse show.

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