Rick Ross Crashes Rolls Royce While Fleeing Birthday Shooting

Happy 37th!

Last Updated: January 28, 2013 @ 6:21 PM

Rapper Rick Ross crashed a silver Rolls Royce while trying to avoid gunshots early on the morning of his 37th birthday, Fort Lauderdale police said.

Getty ImagesThe rapper, whose real name is William L. Roberts, was driving in the city at 5 a.m. Monday with a female companion when he heard shots being fired in his direction and sped away, losing control of his vehicle, police said.

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The Rolls struck a nearby apartment building, but no one was injured.

The suspects in the shooting fled from the area before police arrived.

Ross canceled two shows last month after receiving gang threats.