Rapper Rick Ross lost consciousness on a flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis on Friday morning, and the plane made an emergency landing. Paramedics performed CPR on Ross, desperately working to resuscitate him and bring him back to consciousness.
And thankfully, the rapper was revived, as members of his entourage stood by his side. Rapper Wale, one of Ross' closest friends, Tweeted:
"I just talked to Ross...he's 100 pct ok.."
DJ Sneaker, another member of Rick's entourage, confirmed the news that the rapper is alive.
According to TMZ, a witness says Rick went unconscious right after the plane took off. The plane then prepared to make an emergency landing right away.
A doctor on the flight performed CPR while the plane was still in the air, and emergency workers were called at 12:55 ET, with the caller reporting a seizure. Rick was wheeled off the aircraft and showed signs of life after receiving CPR. He's been rushed to the hospital and is doing fine. According to a family member, he's under close supervision and drugs and alcohol had nothing to do with the seizure.
Ross has made a huge name for himself in the hip-hop world. He signed with a record company under Def Jam in 2006. His debut album, Port Of Miami got the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. Rolling Stone called it “the summer's biggest rap record.” His second album, Trilla followed in the footsteps of his first and also debuted at the top of the Billboard.
Since then, Rick has released a couple more albums and collaborated with the likes of Ne-Yo, Kanye West and Diddy.
“My dream collaboration of course would be Dr. Dre,” Ross told Hollyscoop at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. “But, you know most definitely I love collaborating with legends such as Busta Rhymes, Nas, Jay Z, so on and so forth…You know that's what it's all about bringing dope new music, you know, for the people.”
Ross has an upcoming album in the works, God Forgives, I Don't. It's set to be released December 13, 2011. Hollyscoop asked Ross about his latest project, and the rapper told us:
“I try to show that progression every album and I believe all of my fans can see it in this one. I believe that this is going to be that one that takes me from where I'm at to that level.”
Ross responded to a Tweet, letting this world know he's alive and kicking. Or at least alive and tweeting.