Rick Ross speaks out after alleged attack at Vancouver music festival

Rick Ross speaks out after alleged attack at Vancouver music festival

Rick Ross is doing well after the rapper was allegedly attacked at a music festival in Canada over the weekend.

The attack is believed to have occurred after Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, performed at the Ignite Music Festival in Vancouver on Sunday.

Footage of the attack shared on social media shows a man who appears to be Ross in a verbal dispute with a male festivalgoer. The man later throws a punch in Ross’s direction, leading to a brawl between attendees gathered around the two men.

A video shows a man lying unconscious on the ground after the attack, which could mean he lost consciousness during the fight.

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USA TODAY has reached out to representatives from the Ignite Music Festival and the Vancouver Police Department for comment.

On Monday, Ross shared a photo of himself on his Instagram Story, posing in front of a jet. The “Champagne Moments” host made no mention of the attack in the post. “Vancouver, it was fun, see you next time,” he wrote.

Rick Ross calls Vancouver ‘a beautiful city’ after alleged attack at music festival

Ross responded to the alleged altercation at the Ignite Music Festival in a statement to TMZ on Monday.

The rapper said no one on his team suffered “serious injuries” following the attack, according to the outlet. “Vancouver is a beautiful city, and (I) can’t wait to get back there,” he added.

In an email to USA TODAY on Monday, a spokesperson for Ross said the rapper and his team are “all good” following the fight.

The altercation at the festival reportedly began after Ross closed his set by playing “Not Like Us,” a Kendrick Lamar diss track aimed at Canadian rapper Drake, according to TMZ. The song can be heard in the background of footage of the attack.

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Released in May, “Not Like Us” is one of several diss tracks from the rap feud between Lamar and Drake. In the track, Lamar seemingly addresses a number of Drake’s publicity faux pas, including the removal of his AI-assisted track “Taylor Made (Freestyle)” and accusations of grooming against the “Hotline Bling” emcee.

The feud between Lamar and Drake dates back more than a decade, to 2013, when Lamar rapped on Big Sean’s song “Control” about how he wanted to “kill” Drake and other famous rappers.

Ross and Drake have also recently traded musical jabs. Ross released the diss track “Champagne Moments” in April, which was followed a few days later by Drake’s “Push Ups.”