Rick Ross’ longtime manager, Black Bo, has passed away. There are still few to no details regarding the cause of Bo’s death, at 57-years-old. The Rich Forever artist broke the somber news Friday, (Dec. 8) while speaking at the lavish MAXIM party during Art Basel in Miami.
According to XXL, Rozay said, “This is an extremely sexy party. I know my dog Black would’ve loved to be here. Come on, let me rap for my dog Black one time.” The 41-year-old boss went on to pay homage to his late friend by performing “Hustlin’.” Black, who had been active on social media, made his last post dated November 17.
Many in the industry have posted heartfelt messages to social media commemorating the life of Bo. Wale posted a beautifully penned tribute on Instagram:
“As the tears begin to chase each other down my face .. I try to combat the sadness of this new reality with the indelible memories u gave us. It still doesn’t seem real.. it can’t be real! WHY is it real? Absolutely None of us have to try to think of the selflessness the genuine compassion and absolute loyalty for your friends you demonstrated daily.. no sir, because those things are synonymous with your face. Those things are synonymous with your name. Those things… synonymous wit the very thought of you comrade . My heart hurts so much . I’m wondering if I’ll ever need it again .. The world ,the label ..,shit EVERYBODY knows I’m a mess . I’m flawed I’m flawed I’m flawed and maybe I don’t even belong . Maybe I never did. BUT because of you ,the insecurities and self doubt became as insignificant As these tears in a hurricane.”
The fellow MMG artist continued with his cathartic post, writing, “At this very moment I’m writing off instinct . The pain the sorrow the mourning is inevitable. But I️ could take 14 forevers and still never find the words that illustrate how much we love you . How much I love you .how much I️ need you. Your wisdom , composure an ear to listen a shoulder to cry on all things we foolishly tend to take for granted .May God be with your family and friends . I Love u OG .. you will forever be in our hearts. And I will cherish every piece of advice you gave Black.”