Rapper Rick Ross suffered a seizure and became unconscious for an unclear amount of time on a plane Friday, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing so that Ross could receive CPR, TMZ reports.
Colleagues of the rapper said on Twitter Friday that he was doing fine.
I just talked to Ross...he's 100 pct ok... tweeted rapper Wale.
Ross was on a flight going from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to Memphis, Tenn. on Friday when he lost consciousness and paramedics began attempting to resuscitate him.
Emergency workers told TMZ reporters that a call came in around 12:55 PM ET., reporting a seizure.
Shortly after, Ross was reportedly placed on a gurney at the airport, an eyewitness told reporters that Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) workers were administering CPR on the 35-year-old rapper.
Members of Ross' entourage took to Twitter immediately Friday afternoon, some of them extremely emotionally upset, to update his fans, family and friends on the rapper's health.
Soon after news broke of the incident, someone tweeted, Never dat, homie, from Ross' account in response to hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson. Don't scare a n---- like that. Thanks, wrote Wilson.
Ross' DJ, Sam Sneak added, I'm wit @rickyrozay [Ross' Twitter handle] now he good.
The Live Fast, Die Young performer, best known for a long feud with rapper 50 Cent, is the founder of Mayback Music Group.
The rapper, a former corrections officer in the 1990s, was born William Leonard Roberts II, he took his stage name from infamous drug trafficker Freeway Ricky Ross.