MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Rap superstar Rick Ross is hooked up to a machine that has taken over the function of his heart and lungs, according to a report from TMZ.
Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts, was taken to the hospital after being found unresponsive, TMZ reports.
In 2014, then-Mayor A C Wharton gave Ross a key to the city of Memphis for opening up several area Wingstop locations and bringing jobs to the Mid-South.
That same year, Ross--who was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, but raised in Florida--released a song called "Elvis Presley Blvd" featuring Memphis rapper Project Pat, which paid homage to the historic Memphis street.
According to TMZ, Ross is at a Miami area hospital in the cardio unit.
Ross' family has denied TMZ's report that he is on life support.