It’s an unlikely pairing, but somehow it makes sense. Rapper Rick Ross and comedian Bill Murray crossed paths over the weekend when they both attended the Rhode Island vs. La Salle basketball game in Philadelphia. Murray was at the game to support his son Luke who is an assistant coach for the Rhode Island Rams. After the Rams won the game, Murray decided to celebrate with Ross at his studio. And judging by the pictures, everyone had fun. Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s sidekick/bandleader, even showed up for the festivities.
This kind of behavior is to be expected of Murray, who’s now received cult status of sorts not just because of his work in the big screen but also because of his off-screen persona. During a Q&A last year, Murray was asked, “What is it like to be Bill Murray?” And his answer? “There’s a wonderful sense of well-being that begins to circulate. . . up and down your spine,” Murray says. “And you feel something that makes you almost want to smile. So what’s it like to be me? Ask yourself, ‘what’s it like to be me?’ The only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself that’s where home is.”
He’s known for giving advice not only at his Q&A’s but also at a bachelor parties. He’s been known to photobomb people, even going so far as to crash engagement photo shoots. It was also recently revealed that Murray is a hip-hop head as evidenced by the time he crashed a birthday party to dance to DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn down for What”. Now the whole Rick Ross thing makes a whole lot of sense.
Now the important question: will there be a Rick Ross and Billy Murray collaboration in the near future? The answer is still uncertain, but we won’t be surprised if it does happen.