Earlier today, Broward/Palm Beach New Times' news wing reported that The Teflon Don himself, Rick Ross, was the target of a gangsta-as-fuck drive-by-shooting attempt, reminiscent of the infamous killings from the golden age of rapper assassinations.

Who Shot at Rick Ross?

However, unlike Biggie and Pac, The Bawse - and his shawty, Shateria L. Moragne-el - got away.

Ft. Lauderdale police have officially confirmed that William L. Roberts - a.k.a. Ricky Muthafuckin' Rozay - was the behind the wheel of his Rolls Royce when a vehicle pulled up alongside and opened fire. Ross crashed into a building attempting in the process of successfully escaping the attack. Ross had been celebrating his 37th birthday at LIV Sunday night.

We have one question on our mind: WHODUNNIT?!

Nobody knows, but here are five people -- or four people and one apparition -- who've had some beef with Bawse.

(To be clear: New Times does not imply that any of this speculation is accurate.)

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5. Young Jeezy

Jeezy and Ross have a longstanding feud that culminated in a mini-scuffle at the 2012 BET awards. However, something about "The Snowman" - maybe his finely manicured nails or expertly waxed eyebrows - tells us he wasn't behind the shooting.


The "Gucci Gucci" Tumblr sensation had choice words for the Bawse back in 2011. And you know what his response was? He called her "a dirty bitch" and said he hoped she got slapped by her bag-handler. A legitimate reason to try to kill a man?

3. Floyd Mayweather

Feuding with Twitter stars is one thing. But boxing and murder go together like, uh, rap music and murder. See also: Pulp Fiction, the murder of Tupac Shakur, and that time Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield's ear. But Mayweather's feuds are known to be fake, like that one kerfuffle with 50 Cent.

2. Mafioso Hebrews

Ross pissed off every Jew with a glock when he released his Star of David adorned Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape. Did the so-called "Gangsta Disciples" have a hand in trying to take him out?

1. Tupac's Hologram

Maybe when Ross declared "Tupac Back" in the song "Tupac Back," he had no idea that he'd signed his own death warrant.

Of course the Twitterverse is going nuts with speculation. 50 Cent cracked that the incident "looks staged."

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