Rick Ross announced that his 6th album Mastermind will be dropping on March 4th but the project was available for full stream today. One of the tracks ‘BLK & WHT’ caused a bit of controversy as fans were listening. The song has a line referencing Trayvon Martin that says
Forbes dot com/I’m the Teflon Don/Too close to a ni**a as a mother**king bomb/Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target/B*tch n****s hating/Tell me it’s what I’m parking/Wing Stop owner/Lemon pepper aroma/Young, black n***a/barely got a diploma.
Critics of the lyrics found it to be very disrespectful to Martin and his family. When Rozay got wind of the backlash he went over to Vibe to set the record straight about the lines. He said
It’s so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy…I’m never going to let the world forget that name. In my song ‘Black and White’ off Mastermind I say, ‘Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target’. There I’m reminding people that if you’re a black person or a person of any color for that matter in this country, you have to be accurate, whatever moves you make, stay accurate. Even when you’re walking down the street, playing music from your car, you have to stay on point…Black men are being killed and their killers [are] beating the trial. It hasn’t been this much violence against black men since the ’60s. I am Trayvon Martin, we’re all Trayvon Martin. He was from South Florida. That could have been me or one of my homies. So, stay alert and never miss your target. Whatever that target may be. Getting out the hood, providing from your family. Stay sharp. Stay alive. Trayvon, Rest in Peace.