Rick Ross Reacts To Big Jook’s Murder, Wants Peace In Memphis

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Rick Ross wants people to "put the guns down."

Rick Ross is calling for peace in Memphis after Yo Gotti‘s brother, Anthony "Big Jook" Mims, was shot and killed in the city over the weekend. Taking to social media on Tuesday, Ross called on his followers to “put the guns down.”

“We gotta empower the brothers. While I’m speaking on this: our brothers in Memphis, I need y’all to know there’s only one way to wisdom and wealth, and that’s through each other,” Ross said. “Put the ski masks down, put the guns down. Let’s embrace each other. Let’s show that love. Rest in peace to all our good brothers.”

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The shooting occurred around 4:15 PM on Saturday outside Perignons Restaurant & Event Center after Jook attended a funeral service. Authorities rushed him to the hospital alongside a second victim, where he died. The second victim arrived in critical condition but has since stabilized. Police said afterward they believe Jook was the target of the attack. “We do feel that the individual that was shot was possibly targeted by the suspect," Memphis Deputy Police Chief Paul Wright said. Rumors circulated on social media after that Gotti's mother was in the car prior to the attack, although it had yet to be confirmed.

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Police have shared photos of a white Ford Explorer that they believe the attackers used in the shooting. They're offering a $4,000 reward for anyone with information on the vehicle. Several CMG artists have shared tributes to Jook on social media, including Big Boogie, GloRilla, as well as Est Gee, and more. In Jook's final Instagram update, he wrote: "They don’t want to face you they wanna snake you. Stay alert 2 stay alive watch your back at all times." Be on the lookout for further updates on Rick Ross and Yo Gotti on HotNewHipHop.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.