The race for the White House is heating up, and now it has an intriguing Hip Hop twist. According to HipHopDX, retail giant Wal-Mart told Miami rap boss Rick Ross to talk to the hand–as the massive superstore chain waved goodbye.
Reportedly, lyrics in one of Ross’ songs, “Free Enterprise”, which is on his recently released album, “Black Market”, includes a phrase about killing Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
“Assassinate Trump like I’m Zimmerman / Now accept these words as they came from Eminem,” the Miami rapper says on the track, referencing George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. “Democratic party sentenced to the pendulum / Killing them, I voted for Andre Benjamin.”–HipHopDX
That verse was enough, reportedly, to inspire Wal-Mart to quickly pull the album from its online store.
According to HipHopDX, a video blogger named Mark Dice took credit for successfully petitioning the retailer to drop the album.
“Black Market” debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 earlier in December, selling 54,000 copies in its first week.