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The Curious Case of Rick Ross’ Seizures

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As The Amp reported last Friday, Rick Ross's flight to Memphis had to make an emergency landing after he reportedly suffered a seizure. Despite needing medical attention, the rapper and members of his Maybach Music Group assured fans that he was fine and that his two appearances that night -- performing at the University of Memphis' Midnight Madness event and attending the opening of a Wingstop franchise in the Tennessee city -- were still happening. However, on the second flight to Memphis, Ross had another seizure. This time, the plane was diverted to Birmingham, Alabama and he was rushed to the emergency room. Soon after, he was again deemed well enough to continue his trip to Tennessee.

Despite the Sisyphean nature of his journey and his undaunted desire to get to Memphis, when Ross finally arrived in the city, he promptly canceled his gig at the Midnight Madness event... but according to TMZ, he felt healthy enough to fulfill his obligations to Wingstop. In fact, DJ Khaled tweeted a photo of the Teflon Don chowing down on wings and soft drinks, because a doctor's prescription following seizures is always plenty of bed rest and a few dozen hot wings. "My brother ROZAY!! IS GOOD!!," Khaled wrote. However, Rozay wasn't "good," because he canceled on his performance the following night at the North Carolina A&T Homecoming in Greensboro. My Fox 8 reports he withdrew from that gig at 6:45 p.m., or 45 minutes before he was scheduled to take the stage. Khaled and rapper Meek Mill replaced him on the bill. In short, Rick Ross disappointed a lot of college kids this weekend.

Just moments before Ross' first seizure, he tweeted this video of himself aboard a plane bound to Memphis:

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Despite the health scares, the rapper's reps insist that he's "fine." Ross himself hasn't tweeted since after the first emergency landing. Barring any more seizures or hot wings detours, he's next scheduled to perform on Friday night in Atlanta.

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