Rick Ross target of drive by

Wannabe gangsta rapper Rick Ross, real name William Leonard Roberts II, nearly escaped with his life after he wrecked his prized Rolls Royce while trying to evade a drive-by shooting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Police say Ross, 37, was the intended target as a gunman (or gunmen) riddled his luxury Rolls with bullets fired from another vehicle around 5 a.m. this morning.

When the gunfire erupted, Ross lost control of the Rolls Royce and slammed into a residential building. Witnesses say the car’s other occupant was a woman, most likely his girlfriend Shateria who partied with Ross at Liv Nightclub Sunday night. A nearby diner was reportedly hit with gunfire. Police counted 15 spent bullet shells at the scene.

Ross owns homes in South Florida and Atlanta.

The photo of the smashed up Rolls was taken by Betty Yu, of South Florida’s NBC6.

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