Rick Ross Recalls Caring For NBA YoungBoy's Baby Tiger At His Promise Land Zoo


| LAST UPDATE 09/14/2022

By Mahlik Campbell
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A new interview between Rick Ross and Jake Paul is turning heads with the story that Rozay once took care of NBA YoungBoy's baby tiger after he visited Rozay's estate (aka "The Promise Land") alongside Meek Mill.

"Small tiger. I like the tiger, the tiger liked me. It's NBA YoungBoy's tiger," he said. "I went out of town for two weeks, came back, fed the tiger. Noticed the tiger nails were a little sharp, no problem. I like the tiger, the tiger likes me."

While Rick Ross wasn't afraid of the cute cub at first, the wild animal quickly grew, and after only a few weeks there was nobody around who felt safe feeding the tiger. "I may have kept the little tiger maybe two months and then we had to make some changes," Rozay added.

He's not capping. YoungBoy famously bought a young tiger to celebrate his $2 million deal with Atlantic Records in 2017, even taking the cat for a swim!

On his 3x Platinum hit "Outside Today," he referenced the pet and admitted his young son wasn't a fan: "I just got a pet monkey, cashed out on a tiger / But really don't want it, my son don't like him!"

YB later adopted a separate white tiger cub, which was reportedly seized from his home and taken to a sanctuary.

Despite his inability to to accommodate the tiger, Rozay is looking to bolster the zoo he built (yes, a zoo) on his 235-acre property in Georgia.

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In June, he posted the below video showing two full-fledged lions from Senegal and wrote, "My pet cats ready to come home." Damn!


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A bit earlier this year, his business partners at the underwear brand Ethika also gifted him two buffalos.

Darius Burton from Ethika told TMZ, "We are gifting Ross these buffalo after a conversation at his birthday party back in January. I wanted to get him a giraffe but he wasn't ready for that commitment, so he said, 'Let's start smaller, like a cow.' I said, 'Nah, everyone has cows. I want you to have something nobody in your state has, I'm getting you a Buffalo.'"