In the lyric, from the song “Free Enterprise,” he raps, “Assassinate Trump like I’m Zimmerman / Now accept these words as they came from Eminem.”
Black Market is currently not available on Walmart’s website. Neither Walmart nor representatives for Ross have responded to Billboard’s request for comment.
A writer named Mark Dice claims that Walmart removed the album from its inventory after he contacted the company about the lyric. He says that his complaint was also sent to other major retailers, including Amazon, Target and iTunes. At the time of publication, the album is still available on all three outlets’ websites.
“Walmart has apparently pulled Rick Ross’s new album Black Market after media analyst Mark Dice called them to bring to their awareness that the first track on the album “Free Enterprise” calls for the assassination of Donald Trump,” reads a caption to a recent video on Dice’s YouTube channel.
“That was one of the first records I actually wrote over the summer I was incarcerated,” Ross told Billboard of “Free Enterprise” as part of a track-by-track breakdown of Black Market. “I recorded it the first day I came home. I wanted the album to feel like you’re walking into a room and just completely open your mind to all the possibilities. Everything is a go, so I made the title ‘Free Enterprise.’ It costs you nothing to dream as big as you can. My feet are on the ground and I just wanted to take you through my timeline. It most definitely [set the tone] and I recorded it the way it played out in my mind.