Rick Ross

On Friday, TMZ reported that rapper Rick Ross was in a Miami hospital on heart and lung support. The 42-year-old Maybach Music mogul reportedly fell ill at his mother's home in Davie, Florida, and TMZ claimed he was in a cardiac intensive care unit on a form of life support called ECMO. But after numerous conflicting reports from insiders, it now appears that Ross' "illness" is not as serious as initially reported.

Rumors are now swirling that Ross was actually hospitalized in stable condition for the oft-reported celebrity affliction "dehydration and exhaustion".

Adding to the confusion, one of Ross's baby mamas took to social media to promote TV One's Uncensored docuseries featuring Ross, which airs on Sunday.

One clue that a major story is actually a promo stunt is when a family member, sibling or spouse immediately takes to social media to promote an upcoming TV series, movie or album -- like Ross's baby mama did.

Using the IG handle @stoni.love, she writes:

"Trust him... #GODSPLAN @tvonetv @richforever 10pm Sunday the work pays off but rest is a must." She added: "THANK YOU all for your prayers support & concerns but I am bless to say #thatsjustmybabydaddy is FINE".

Rick Ross

In another photo, she poses in front of a white Rolls Royce similar to the one in a photo published by TMZ in a story titled "Rick Ross' Family Rushes to Miami Hospital in a Panic".

Coincidence?

Stoni Love

PR stunts have been a part of celebrity marketing for as long as Hollywood has been in existence. But the rise of social media has put pressure on celebrities and their management to create viral stunts to stay ahead of the competition.

With reality TV stars and rappers going viral every day, the competition is stiff.

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

  • Diva_woman

    Is it really that serious for ratings? I really hope he wouldn't do something like that smh

  • angrysolo

    doubt he really did. if he was dumb enough to believe anyone would care about the documentary in the first place then he’s crazy and belongs right in that hospital anyway.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They're saying he's in the hospital being treated for "dehydration and exhaustion".

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    His baby mama is ugly and mean. The Stoni one.

  • Rayne

    He is one fine dude though. Idc what y’all say. I think I’m attracted to his easy going personality.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    at this point in his career these stunts shouldn't be necessary. goes to show that not only is his drug dealign persona faux, this mega rich guy ish is a fairy tale too.

  • Stationarity

    Nah- I don’t think he did it for a publicity stunt. I think the media was wrong, blew up the situation, and was spreading false reports!

  • Berry Melon

    Meanwhile celebrities are praying from him and offering their support. 50 Cent said; "If he dies, he dies."

  • Berry Melon

    Yes, probably not a good idea to jump to a conclusion because he could be really sick. If not people would feel duped, but then again the family are entitled to their privacy, which is why they never went into full detail.

  • Noirluv45

    If he did, shame on him. Your health is nothing to joke about and to do so (if true) to promote a TV show (this is a great series, by the way), is insane.

  • Noirluv45

    Yeah, right. Those two symptoms are so overused. We all know "wink, wink" what that means.

  • Stationarity

    I agree. I just think it’s kind of unfair to say HE FAKED IT, when he nor his PR never released anything. Heck- as you just mentioned, we stil really don’t know if he is ok. I didn’t even think about that until I read your post. Andddd it’s not our business. People can be concerned but they(we) don’t need to know all the details to pray and support.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I hate tacky ppl

  • MsPam

    Not surprised if he did, these artists today have more gimmicks to promote their music/ products!
    Stop praying for the devil!

  • Diva_woman

    Yeah anytime you here that you know it's some bs. I hate to make fun if he's really sick but these celebs will do anything for attention

  • SaltineCrackers

    Listen, Rick Ross is a deep cover agent still under contract. Sometimes when an agent seems to be becoming compromised they need to pulled off the job to be reminded of their mission.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sandra, I know you're a cynic but come on.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Nobody would go as far as defecating on themselves to get publicity.

  • Coy little wink

    The completion is stiff? Ok Auntie..

  • Vonn

    ??. I can't find my puke emoji, so I'm just horrified. Lol.

  • Elevated Soul

    I just LMAO at Blacks who rushed to pray for him simply because he's famous.

    You care more about him than people you actually know which is completely pathetic.

  • shun king

    why not these guys sign over all their royalties and future earning just for some cars and clothes and rental houses

  • Sid

    No I just think he had too many lemon pepper wangs?????

  • JENNYJONES1

    I GUARANTEE HARVEY LEVINE WILL HAVE RECEIPTS TO PROVE WHAT HIS SITE REPORTED IS TRUE JUST LIKE HE DID WHEN THEY REPORTED MICHAEL JACKSON HAD DIED. AND PEOPLE SAID TMZ WAS WRONG. HARVEY DOES NOT LIKE TO BE CALLED A LIAR!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    I THINK HE'S REALLY IN THE HOSPITAL AND WILL BE VERY MAD AT HIS BABY MAMA AND FRIENDS FOR TRYING TO GET SHINE OFF OF HIS CONDITION WHATEVER IT IS.............JENNY JONES!!!

  • Ebony Starr

    So true! I lost my daughter a month before Aaliyah died. Some family members called to tell me it would be alright. Some of the same people called all tore up about Aaliyah and asking if I heard the news. It really broke my heart!

  • luVn_liFe…

    :barf: times 1000x ! :eek:

  • Evillene

    Maybe the media should wait until the celebrity is dead to report the story.

  • Deeii

    That's my thinking too, I'm thinking he's ill but not on life support. I remember when TMZ reported that Lil' Wayne was on his death bed, his last will and testament was read. Lil' Wayne's family and friends (including T.I.) was denying he was near death, TMZ kept on standing by the story. We all know what happened in the end.

  • Stationarity

    That is possible. I don’t read TMZ or their receipts. My point is....how can people say he is faking when him or his PR team didn’t do. Press release and still haven’t? Is TMZ reporting that RR staged it.

  • Stationarity

    Do you laugh at whites and Hispanics who do it? How do you know they care more about him then people they actually know? Do you hear all of their prayers? Orrrr do you want them to post who they pray for every night even though nobody would know the names they list?

    It’s kind of elementary to assume “praying for Rick Ross” = “don’t care about people I actually know”.

    To be honest .... I also think it’s silly how people get all worked up over celebrity illnesses/deaths but I don’t think that means they don’t care about their family/friends and it got nothing to do with being black.

  • Anunnaki

    Yep, thats alot of us, unfcking believable. I hope u got thru that family pain, smdh

  • starbright9449

    I think the media speculated and overexaggerated the situation. TMZ also reported incorrectly too.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    It was reported and rumored some months ago that Ross was going on "auditions" and trying to turn his career into an acting career; like other rappers (Will Smith, LL CoolJ)

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I hope not because that is extremely tacky.

  • Rayne

    Not the puke lol ?

  • EMILY POST

    They had like 1000 stories and not one has been confirmed....
    People try so hard to keep a image of a fake persona even if the guy is extremely sick ? they wouldn’t start being truthful now... but look what mto is reporting his people should handle the publicity.

  • Vonn

    lol

  • Justice For Gemmel Moore

    is this a Sandra Rose editorial?
    cus last night some roses where actually speculating if he was dying of immunodeficiency !? make up your minds! side ?

  • Traci404

    You can only cry wolf so many times before people stop paying attention

  • Elevated Soul

    Sorry to hear about your daughter.

    I always SMH when people say "it comes in 3's", as it pertain to 3 so called celebrities that die....There are thousands of people who die everyday just as there are thousands born everyday through-out this world.Those that celebrate "famous people",feel only their lives matter.....

    People were praying for William Leonard Roberts II aka Rick Ross more than they pray,for people they actually know.

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly!!!

  • Julia Lyons

    His latest child support hearing was the day he fell ill.

  • Ebony Starr

    Thank you!

  • Malai

    I’m mad that she posing like she “bad” but that left heel leaning like that ??

  • Malai

    Stoni is what me and my ppl’s call “grape koolaid”....nobody like grape koolaid lmao

  • shun king

    Sorry to hear about your daughter, it just shows you how heavily invested black folks be into these low down "celebrities" think so women will lay down with 5-6 members of an entourage just to be able to get close to one of those guys

  • Quitedeliteful

    (snicker...)

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    BINGO!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    If this was a gimmick then it damn sure is a tacky one. Lots of people rock with Rick Ross. He shouldn't have to resort to dumb stuff like this.

  • Quitedeliteful

    He's all yours... Now if this was Safaree maybe me and you would have to throw down! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    He is disgusting

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    That tattoo under is mustache tho...

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m sorry for your loss and insensitive ppl

  • 2telldatruth

    A Bentley and Mercedes truck parked outside of a a garage neither will fit in. A side walk made of dirt and stepping stones to walk on before stepping into the Bentley. Classy.

  • hottlanta

    He had to apologize to Janet Jackson. They was trying to say they had a video showing Janet abusing Paris. Ms. Jackson wasn't having it no ma am.

  • i troll it like i see it

    This better not have been blown out of proportion, I prayed for him, because he's a father. Very weak if people are resorting to this kind of "promotion."

  • i troll it like i see it

    How is prayer pathetic no matter who it's for? I pray for people I know and don't know all the time! I prayed for the father of two Syrian children dead in his arms yesterday too. I don't know him, doesn't matter. I prayed that Rick Ross pulled through because people were saying he's on life support and crapped his f*cking pants and that signaled how serious the situation was (we discussed this last night on here) and since he is a FATHER I prayed for him! Since when is praying for someone pathetic?

  • i troll it like i see it

    Tequila has that effect on me so I don't fck with it.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Pam, last night you were one of the main ones riding for Rick Ross and saying how severe his illness is because he defecated and said the defecation was a sign of how serious his condition was, when I dared to ask why the defecation was brought up, now he's the devil?

  • i troll it like i see it

    Please tell me that's not true. That's cold 50...

  • SumthinSweeter

    ??

  • Elevated Soul

    Hit dog has hollered.....Shout-out to those that really understood my statement,which really wasn't that difficult to grasp in the first place....

  • SumthinSweeter

    ??

  • i troll it like i see it

    Oh Jesus...can you be more specific? Are you calling me a dog again?

  • Elevated Soul

    Dude go on somewhere....I don't even recall your name here.Clearly you are butt hurt about something but I can't be pressed.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I don't have to go anywhere, and I'm not butt hurt just wondering why you would call folks pathetic for praying. THATS IT. Then for some reason you call me a dog? Who knows why...

  • Patricia

    i cant make it out. what does it say?

  • Patricia

    lol

  • Simone

    If true, is anyone surprised? His music, persona and life is a fictional movie. Even his stage name was stolen from real life dope dealer Freeway Ricky Ross. He's a former correctional officer turned rap star. Pulling a near-death hoax to promote a show is something he'd do.

  • Patricia

    people are idol worshipers. dont be surprised

  • Jethro

    Is it really that difficult to type/pronounce the "ed" after bless when that's what the writer/speaker means? That shit drives me nuts!

  • Hugga Bunch

    #thatsjustmybabydaddy ???
    Okay, absolutely done with hashtags.
    Drink water Ross. #NEXT

  • Hugga Bunch

    Certainly not the way the go.

  • guest

    CTHU?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lol

  • Malai

    RIGHT!! Just plain tacky lmao like girl get yo “clean cemented walkway” game up pa-lease ?

  • Malai

    “Rich Forever” I believe. Someone please correct me if my vision ain’t right lol

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    You should never play with life or death. If he did this for a pr stunt, life has a way of imitating art. He should know when to cut the bs. Hope he didn't do all of this for a few views.

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL how did TMZ have the deets as it was happening?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Smh. I didn't even notice it

  • Alextra Ballard

    I think something serious happened to Rick....sosha media just took it, put their on spin on it and spun out of control. You ain gon never make me believe a grown as man deliberately defecated (as reported) on himself just for publicity. Jmo. I am just watching my local news....and it just stated that Rick Ross is in for the fight of his life.

  • suganspice68

    His fat ass ain't got the chops to be an excellent actor luke Will Smith and LL Cool J

  • suganspice68

    I am sorry for your loss.

  • suganspice68

    Triple barf for me too!

  • NeverSurprised

    I hope your daughter's soul is resting in peace and I hope your heart has been healed.

  • bemetoo

    this fat walrus looking negro aint pull no fake pr stunt his heavy breathing stank mouth fake beard black die turkey neck ass is sick. he needs to get help.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????????

  • Julia Lyons

    Yeah....I thought that wig he is wearing for a beard looked kinda suspect! LOL!

  • Julia Lyons

    Yeah....I thought that wig he is wearing for a beard looked kinda suspect! LOL!

  • Julia Lyons

    Rick Gross is a pure and divine studio fraud. He is the real life DJ from Hustle and Flow...trying to fulfill a childhood fantasy at age 50-leven!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lacefront beard ... Hard as hell to take a ninja with all that going on seriously ... Tis why my mouth is shut about this cat .... Sharpie Lacefront beards ... Chile ... Look like you can peel that shyt off... ?

  • Julia Lyons

    Who is she?

  • LolaMob

    Unfortunately when I heard about it I thought...he ayight ???.....then this ....smh! It’s just sad how far these celebs will go for fame! ?

  • Cannelle

    OMG I saw the garage and was thinking that if someone is ballin' out of control, why can't they afford a bigger garage (house)?

  • justlooking

    Oh my gawd Hatchew ????????

    Peel oaffffff beard

  • justlooking

    Fa real, he had old and young ladies praying for him in hair salon. The fuggery worked. ???
    Folks draw the line at putting near death on yourselves.

    The tongue is powerful. Speak Life

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Honeeeyyyy....I said the same dayum thANG!!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Chiiiiillee some body come get your country azz auntie who looks like she wreaks of white linen and a cigarette smoke aroma soaked wig and the sound of thighs rubbing in coffee brown panty hose!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And Rick..I still believe he's an extra on the The Wiz as one of those motorcycle riding monkeys.. Bye!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • Kayke

    Just pretentious AF.

  • Kayke

    Right! They are connected and rarely get it wrong.

  • Kayke

    TMZ got paid to plant that story. Janet had to stay away from the kids until the situation settled, while others were settling the estate and giving it all to the yt girl, i mean Michael's daughter.

  • Waya Hedia

    HA ha.. looks like a Chia Pet.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Karma is no marketing joke. SMH!

  • Renee26

    Booooooo!!! And she looks stupid in that outfit and pose

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb743c490bbc0508c8c85b34e038c3e9b2a8699cb648de6759025ad07b63151e.jpg The other baby mom he got into it with posted this then she went live worked out and barely said anything when is did she said stuff like fake and I have no comment because ppl lie everyday and health is wealth.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Health is definitely wealth please believe ...

  • Rayne

    I’m talking about this pic tho. Lmao thanks but he is cute tho ???? ???

  • Solstice
  • leapyearpisces

    I wish this "pigeon-toed", bowlegged " pose would die. It's looks DUMB. What is the purpose of it? Is it suppose to make you look like you have hips?

  • missmiami305

    Where can I find the l live video

  • Stacey J

    OMG! You are right...he looks exactly like those dudes! You've ruined The Wiz for me forever!!! LOL!!!

  • Julia Lyons

    I'm pigeon toed and bowlegged and hate to see myself in pics from the waist down. I don't get the fascination. Being bowlegged means that, for the most part, your legs did not form well in the womb based on poor nutrition (my Mom was sick her entire pregnancy). I'm pigeon toed like my Dad and I used to trip over my feet, fall alot, and bump into walls. It really is

  • zero options

    Will he be "suddenly healed" before or after the t.v. show?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    ????

  • Alicia.Ashe

    His beard looks painted on :/

  • Guess

    People speak stuff into existence. I never play when it come to life or death.

  • Berry Melon
  • shun king

    and the shocking thing is that alot of people fell for it and still do

  • shun king

    well he do have evander holyfield old house

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    To encourage birds like you to post comments.

  • JRock

    A couple of things. If reports are accurate that he's near death, I hope he has a will. Otherwise, all the 9 baby mama's will show up at his funeral dressed to the 9s (courtesy of child support checks) in full locked and loaded mode. Translation. Bishes will be fighting and pulling off wigs and weaves at the funeral showing no respect for the deceased to claim their additional 18 years of child support checks to pay for more wigs, weaves, nail manicures and sitting on their asses doing absolutely nothing.

    I've never been a baby mama or a kept woman but the pressure must be off the chain to pass this litmus test. I won't call names.

    Seriously. His people posted a pic of the hangers-on pulling up to the hospital that they said he was never admitted to in a Maybach and leaving the doors of the car open in the tow lane as they (staged) raced inside. LOL.

    Umm hmmm. Let me go grill my steaks outside before the sun goes down.

    Oh, BTW, I know someone that works in the industry as a make-up artist that has worked with him and they confirmed the beard is fake. Something akin to being painted on.

  • JRock

    I don't watch reality tv as a rule (NEVA) because it's staged and fake. However, I will admit that recently I was channel surfing a few Sundays ago and a new reality TV show was coming on and I dared to watch it. I was livid with myself because I just don't watch "OFTV" (obviously fake TV) but the show was okay. Then I learned the actress and her football husband were Dump supporters. The next sound you hear is me changing the channel and telling anyone who will listen not to join the "I am a crazy psychopath Dump movement".

  • leapyearpisces

    Me? A bird??? Surely you MUTHAFUGGIN jest! Not one damn thing bird about me. You better ask around. However, what you won'the do is TROLL me today. I am not with the shitz today. Blocked.

  • leapyearpisces

    I heard men love bow-legged women, I just don't know why people would choose to pose like that, if they didn't HAVE to.
    I will say if I HAD to pick my poison, I would choose to be pigeon-toed over slew-footed ANY DAY. NOW, that's some ugly shat!!!!

  • Julia Lyons

    Yessss....I would definitely keep my bowlegs and pigeon toes over being slewfooted or even knock knees.????

  • Malai

    Rick Ross BM

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    So many tales and still no proof? Why is he not allowing a pic of him to be posted? I'm still saying, one pic of him in the hospital would solve everything.

  • JRock

    I also read that someone from his "hangers-on trynna get paid before he drops off and leaves them high and dry with nothing camp" was trynna sell a story to the media saying that this hospitalization was due to an overdose of nonstop 3 day marathon sex with nasty disease infested pole humping stripper puss and eating too many chicken wings (he does own a few chicken carryout joints). Anyway, his camp was saying it was an overdoes of puss and wings.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I was thinking maybe 50 said that because he knows it’s fake? Idk ????? 50 cold hearted but remember when Rick Ross brought 50 son into their beef I think 50 ain’t gone let that go

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    It was on her page insta snap I tried to record it but my memory on my phone low ?

  • MsPam

    I thought that we were going to get a post on the Oscar’s fashion red carpet!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ????? Did y’all see the ticker tv1 ran, at the start of the show? It said he was on life support surrounded by family ?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I hope it's for ratings. . Id rather that than actual health problems

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Im coming Elizabeth...in my Fred Sanford voice

  • Cannelle

    I had no clue. LOL.

  • leapyearpisces

    LOL. Them "Jennifer Hudson" (knock-need) knees sholl iz ug-gah-lee. LOL.

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    that's odd to be posting like that and the man in the hospital.

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    Omg I’m crying real tears and laughing!! Lol

  • shun king

    have you heard the rumor about a pigeon toed women? lol

  • BeUtFullSoul

    I hope this is NOT a PR stunt...people have to realize that the WORDS you SPEAK have power!, SPEAKING negatively about something and putting it out in the atmosphere (just as speaking POSITIVELY) ..those things CAN come to fruition.

  • Dowoop

    Seeing as how they always claiming he dont check for his kids i wouldn't blame them for not respecting him, dead or not! If you were a foul person when you were alive i dont believe in treating somebody like they a good person just because they are dead.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Good morning yall,
    The ECMO machine is nothing to joke about. Ive seen that machine in action on two occasions. When my daughter was two preemie a babies had to be placed on it to see a baby motionless with all that equipment is terrifying.

  • bella28498 .

    This is one story I really don't care about.

  • Bossy704

    Rick Ross has always been FRAUD in the truest sense of the word from stealing someone's identity to being an officer of the law. And then there is how he treated his baby mother, then 50 cent went and got her - paid her bills and played Rick for the simp he is. I don't care about Rick Ross but I think they are changing the story now because foaming at the mouth and pooping on yourself isn't hard-core thugging. He is on lean like all the rest of the rappers and the seizures and overdoses all sound the same.

  • leapyearpisces

    Nope. Do tell. I am listening. :-)

  • Boogie79

    They do.

    The pose has somehow became the official pose for IG.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    IA. I was hoping 50 wasn't really that cold hearted. Now I'm ready to move on. Wishing RR the best though.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Continued prayers for you

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol??

  • Trace da Ace

    i got nothing for this...if he is sick, prayers...and if is was lying....kick rocks in yo socks....moving on--->

  • MJF

    agreed!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He's on "life support" Friday and back home on Monday? Yeah, right. I'm cynical. ?

  • sunni_daze

    And not nay soul watched.