Boston Reacts to Chris Brown and Rick Ross Incidents on Twitter
R&B’s biggest hothead Chris Brown is at it again with erratic, violent behavior after another reported brawl with another high-profile star, this time multiple GRAMMY nominee Frank Ocean. Across the country on the east coast in Florida, Rick Ross fell victim to an apparent drive-by shooting – but fortunately no one was shot.
Brown is already being investigated for assault after apparently fighting Ocean outside a Los Angeles-area recording studio. It won’t help Brown’s case that Ocean quickly tweeted he was “jumped” in the incident.
Both incidents have brought a variety of reactions and responses from Boston-area fans on Twitter. The response to the Brown – Ocean incident was mostly anti-Brown, which should be expected given the singer’s checkered history with fighting and general violence toward others. Even if it wasn’t entirely his fault, it’s reasonable to assume he started the ruckus.
Many Tweeters (like the three below) want Brown to just go away.
Corinne Kimball (@corinnek103) January 28, 2013
Can we just eject Chris brown from earth?—
Shanna Jade (@shannnajade) January 28, 2013
Anyone still wanna try to defend Chris Brown?—
Katie Maloney (@kbmaloney) January 28, 2013
Meanwhile, in Florida, Rick Ross was driving his Rolls Royce when another car pulled up next to it and fired around 20 shots. Neither he nor the other man in the car were hit or seriously injured, but he did crash the car soon after the shooting took place.
Since Ross and his passenger not only survived, but didn’t get hit by a single bullet in the incident, tweeters found it appropriate to joke about Ross’ massive girth and how it somehow dodged 20 bullets.
Someone attempted to p.ull a driveby on Rick Ross. How the hell do you shoot at Rick Ross and miss? He is the size of a small planet—
DickieStarbucks (@rayrayjohnson22) January 28, 2013
If you try to shoot Rick Ross and are unsuccessful, you should retire from that life. Talk about inaccuracy #RozayIsAMoose—
Coley Mick (@ColeyMick) January 28, 2013
How the shooter sent off "dozens" of shots but none hit Rick Ross's car?? Either the shooter blind or he had a capgun—
Donte Forbes (@_dforbes) January 28, 2013
Others, however, believe the incident may have been staged as some sort of publicity stunt. It is very strange that they didn’t get hurt at all, which at best makes it something of a miracle.
so someone pulls up right next to rick ross and starts shooting at him, but somehow manages to miss his whole car with every shot? #staged—
Vince (@TheresNoTime) January 28, 2013
What are your thoughts on these two incidents that happened within hours of each other? Is there any chance at all Chris Brown wasn’t at fault for the fight with Frank Ocean? Is Rick Ross faking shootings to build some kind of perverse street cred? Share your opinions in the comments.