Rick Ross on Life Support at Miami Hospital: Report

Rapper Rick Ross is currently on life support after being hospitalized near his Miami home early Friday morning, reports said.

The Southern rap icon, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, was rushed to the Miami area hospital around 3:30 a.m. local time and is receiving treatment in the cardio unit, TMZ first reported. Law enforcement said a distressed 911 caller described him as having a history of seizures. Ross is currently hooked up to a machine that's taken over his cardiac functions after he was brought in unresponsive and "slobbing at the mouth." 

Doctors placed him on the life support machine Friday for ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The process provides emergency cardiac and respiratory support. 

Although reports about Ross' exact medical emergency are not yet confirmed, sources told TMZ that the "Hustlin'" rapper has a history of heart-related issues. Initial reports described his medical condition as pneumonia-related. 

One family member claimed to several news outlets that the hip-hop star was not hospitalized.

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