Rick Ross is one of the wealthiest rappers in the game.
The “Boss” took his run of hit singles and used them to cash roll his empire, which included one of the largest homes in America and a chain of Wing Stop restaurants. Due to his big success, he is being criticized by fans for not helping one of his label signees, who is currently dealing with his newborn’s health issues.
Richard Morales Jr. is a Miami, FL native who releases music under the name Gunplay. Gunplay began releasing music in 1997 after meeting Rick Ross and forming a group called Triple C’s, aka Carol City Cartel.
When Rick Ross found mainstream success, he brought along Gunplay and helped him launch a solo career in 2009. Since then, Gunplay has appeared on several projects from Ross and released six albums as a solo artist.
Earlier this year, Gunplay’s baby mother launched a GoFundMe for their daughter, who had to undergo open heart surgery shortly after being born.
Vonshae Taylor-Morales opened up in the lengthy post, saying, “At three days old, our daughter was immediately transported to a children’s hospital that had a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) to be stabilized and scheduled for open heart surgery on February 24, 2023.” The family is trying to raise $50k for the emergency procedure their newborn underwent in February, so far getting $29k.
The Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy has been beefing with Rick Ross and recently took to his popular radio show to call out the rapper for not supporting his former signee and friend.
“If that’s your brother, you take care of your brother,” he said. “I would never in a million years allow [Charlamagne Tha God] to do a GoFundMe. That’s boss moves — you’re actually not a boss; you’re a sucker.”
The issues stemmed from DJ Envy feeling slighted after Rick Ross said that Envy’s car show was not on the same level as his. f
Ever since, he has been trying to call out Rick Ross for his various discrepancies, including calling him a “fraud” and a “fake for his lack of support for Gunplay and how he overcharges people of color for homeownership classes.