Rick Ross reached out to unemployed news anchor Don Lemon with a generous job offer on Monday.
Ross, 47, was one of many CNN viewers reacting to the news that Lemon was terminated after 17 years at the network.
Rick Ross took to social media to offer Lemon a job at one of his 25 Wingstop locations in the United States.
“It’s the biggest boss in the game – Ricky Rozay. Just found out Don Lemon was terminated from CNN,” Ross said in a video. “Damn, Don. But guess what, the brothers got your back. We’re hiring at Wingstop. And for some reason, I believe you know what you’re doing with them lemon pepper wings,” he said, referring to Lemon’s last name.
The chicken wings tycoon urged Lemon to send over his resume – “I’ma make sure I get you in front of the right grill, brotha. Stay solid, brotha.”
Rick Ross offers Don Lemon a job at Wingstop after he was fired from CNN today.?? “We hiring at Wingstop!” pic.twitter.com/DAmaOzvMj5
— Hip Hop Ties (@HipHopTiesMedia) April 25, 2023
Ross earned his first millions from the sales of his debut album Port of Miami in 2006. He founded his record label Maybach Music Group in 2009.
His hit singles include “Blowin’ Money Fast,” “Hustlin'” and “Aston Martin Music” ft. Drake and Chrisette Michele.
Lemon, 57, was accused of misogynistic behavior toward his female co-workers over the years. His shenanigans and rude antics are well-documented.
In July 2013, Lemon was criticized for saying Black Americans shouldn’t use the N-word or wear their pants sagging.
Don Lemon gives a list of 5 things the black community must fix (2013)
This is before the woke era. Not a single word about racism.
Just. Straight. Facts. pic.twitter.com/FyOCjPiLK6
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) February 19, 2023
In August 2019, Lemon was sued by a bartender who accused the then-53-year-old news anchor of groping him at a bar in Sag Harbor, New York in 2018. The lawsuit was later dropped.
In November 2022, Lemon was demoted from prime time nights to CNN This Morning, co-hosted by Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins.
He immediately clashed with the women and sparked fury when he said presidential candidate Nikki Haley, 51, “isn’t in her prime” because “a woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s and 30s, and maybe 40s.”
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