Rick Ross’s pet buffalo, given to the rapper/landscaper almost exactly a year ago, are becoming a nuisance to his neighbors.
TMZ reports that the buffalo — one of which is named Timbuktu — have wandered outside Ross’ massive 280-acre “Promise Land” farm in Georgia several times and started grazing on a neighbor’s land.
The neighbor was worried because the two-ton beasts could be a danger to his small children. A neighbor – who shared footage of Ross’ buffalo on his property – confronted a member of Ross’ team about the buffalo and eventually called the local police about the situation. He said police told him it was a civil dispute and did not file a report, TMZ notes.
Ross received the buffaloes in March 2022 as a gift from his Ethika clothing line business partner Darius Burton. “We’re giving Ross these Buffaloes as a gift after the conversation at his birthday party in January,” Burton explained at the time. “I wanted to get him a giraffe, but he wasn’t ready for that commitment, so he said let’s start with something smaller, like a cow. I said no, everyone has cows, I want you to have something that no one in your state has, I will get you a buffalo.
“This is something I’ve talked myself out of,” Ross added at the time. “All my life I wanted a heifer. I have a heifer!”
In 2021, Ross spoke A rolling stone from a passion for mowing grass, spending hours on his industrial tractor keeping things tidy on his farm north of Atlanta. “I want my Shit to look like a golf course,” Ross said. “When I find a great pattern, I cut it like that four or five times in a row. I just want to try different things because when you grow up you cut the grass straight across. Here I have places that go up and down hills and I love how it looks when you drive up the hill. When the career runs along the hill, the situation is beautiful. When I do it, it’s like, ‘Damn, you couldn’t even pay for that.'”
However, this obsession with landscaping may have affected the grazing of his buffaloes. No word yet on whether Ross will build a fence to keep his buffalo from roaming outside the estate.