Rick Ross received criticism for threatening to kill Donald Trump on the Black Market cut “Free Enterprise.” There were reports that Wal-Mart pulled the project because of the line.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Ross explains the meaning of the lyric, “Assassinate Trump like I’m Zimmerman / Now accept these words as they came from Eminem.”
“I would never advocate violence on Trump or anyone,” the Miami rapper says. “It’s lyrical assassination. That’s me being a poet, putting words together in my art form, with no violence in my heart at all. Clarify that. Matter of fact, my cameraman was Trump’s caddy at his golf course for five years, and he says Trump is cool as fuck.”
He is asked if Eminem gets away with more violent content than other rappers because of the color of his skin.
“I think that’s a huge possibility,” Ross says. “That’s why I said that line, so maybe this question would come up. But I’m not really into a White-Black race card. Some of my best friends are White.”
Listen to the track ‘Free Enterprise’ below: