2 Live Crew’s Luther “Luke” Campbell writes a letter warning Rick Ross to stop “rapping about being something you’re not.”
There have been times when Luther “Luke” Campbell has gone by Uncle Luke. Now, the man behind the 2 Live Crew is taking that uncle approach to provide some advice for Rick Ross. In a recent Miami New Times blog post about Ross, Luke wrote that the MMG star needs to calm down before he gets killed.
In his post, Luke decided to write a letter to Ross, explaining why he needs to pump the brakes.
“As someone who survived several Rap beefs, I’m going to give you some advice,” the letter begins. “All this gangster bullshit is jeopardizing your career. No club or arena is going to risk people getting shot. You can forget about doing any tours or CD signings. And if you can’t make money, watch how fast Warner Bros. Records turns on you. I know from experience how venues and the music industry would like to black ball you.”
Luke continued writing, explaining that Ross’ enemies are causing him to have extra security or perhaps even his own arms.
“It’s a shame you can’t enjoy life without spending part of your earnings on heavy security or risking your freedom by purchasing an arsenal. Remember, that’s what landed T.I. and Lil Wayne in prison. You don’t want that to happen to you. However, those are the consequences of rapping about being something you’re not.”
According to Luke’s letter, he’s concerned for Ross’ life.
“Every gangster rapper takes on the role of a real hood legend to build up street cred. But I don’t want you to fall into the trap of believing you are really a gangster. Trust me, you don’t want to go out like Biggie Smalls or Tupac. It’s time you squash your beefs.”
Rick Ross has received several death threats in the past. Police have been investigating these threats for some time. His safety has also been jeopardized. Recently, Ross crashed his Rolls Royce vehicle while escaping a shooting attack.