Rick Ross recently released his eighth studio album Black Market, but it appears that one major retailer might have removed his project from its shelves. There are reports that Walmart took Black Market out of its stores due to Rozay calling for the assassination of GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump on one of the album’s tracks.
In the lyric, from the song “Free Enterprise,” he raps, “Assassinate Trump like I’m Zimmerman / Now accept these words as they came from Eminem.”
Black Market is currently not available on Walmart’s website. Neither Walmart nor representatives for Ross have responded to Billboard’s request for comment.
A writer named Mark Dice claims that Walmart removed the album from its inventory after he contacted the company about the lyric. He says that his complaint was also sent to other major retailers, including Amazon, Target and iTunes. At the time of publication, the album is still available on all three outlets’ websites.
“Walmart has apparently pulled Rick Ross’s new album Black Market after media analyst Mark Dice called them to bring to their awareness that the first track on the album “Free Enterprise” calls for the assassination of Donald Trump,” reads a caption to a recent video on Dice’s YouTube channel.
Billboard said it attempted to reach out to Walmart and Ross’ representatives. We too reached out to Walmart and were not able to obtain any more information beyond what’s been shared thus far.
If this story develops, we will provide an update.