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Rick Ross’ Prized Gulfstream G550 Jet ‘Crashes,’ and Rapper Blames Drake

Reports have flooded social media stating that Maybach Music executive Rick Ross’ Gulfstream G550 may have crashed in Texas.

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The Drake Beef

Toronto hip-hop outlet Keep6sixsolid posted to its social media accounts on May 3, that the aircraft made a crash landing in Dallas, sharing two photographs of the approximately $62 million plane.

Drake hopped into the mix and stirred the pot, igniting headlines across platforms like, which wasted no time in highlighting the perceived pettiness of the move, linking it to the ongoing skirmishes between Drake and his contemporaries, including Kendrick Lamar, Future, and, at one juncture, J. Cole.

An hour after the post, Rozay seemed to confirm the mishap, which appears to be simply the left landing gear getting stuck in some grass, humorously blaming Drake, an artist he has been beefing with, for the incident. He wrote, “My jet just crashed ; Drake OvO F16 fighter jet just shot us down.”

Later the “Hustlin’” chart-topper did a video, where he describes what happened to the jet— claiming that he looked up and saw Champagne Papi shooting at him like Tom Cruise in “Top Gun.”

“Thank everybody for all the prayer, but I am going to tell you, we on the jet and I am seeing the fighter jet,” he says before making the sound of a jet zipping by. “Then I see his nose and it’s like Tom Cruise from Top Gun. I seen his nose. He was in the cockpit.”

Adding, “I’m like damn. I see his cheeks going back from the G force, and then it happened. I can’t say what happened, but it happened.”

The jet is a prized possession for the artist and the crown jewel of all of his fleet of transport vehicles.

The plane is “powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710-C4-11 turbofan engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.87 and a range of up to 6,750 nautical miles (7,760 miles).”

Polished in black with golden lettering spelling out his name (each “S” cleverly replaced with a dollar sign) and adorned with his Maybach Music logo, the 96-foot-long G550 rests majestically in its own airplane hangar on his Star Island property.

Up to 18 people can travel comfortably in the craft.

Inside, Duncan Aviation has crafted a lavish interior design, with a color palette of rich chocolate browns, warm tans, and vibrant reds. Seats are embellished with personalized pillows bearing his name, while bespoke Louis Vuitton throw blankets, tailored by his personal tailor, add an extra layer of luxury.

Maintaining and operating this colossal toy comes at a hefty price.

According to, factoring in 450 annual owner-operated hours and a fuel cost of $6 per gallon, the GULFSTREAM G550 racks up total variable costs of $2,259,450.00, fixed costs of $1,207,985.00, with an annual budget hitting $3,467,435.00. By this calculation, the owner shells out $7,705.41 per hour in fuel alone.

It’s not clear how much damage the jet sustained, if any.

Ross has said previously that while owning the jet was convenient for his business travel, he was most proud to purchase it so that his mother could escape from commercial flights and the hassles of TSA.

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