Tyreek Hill Criticizes Neighbor Rapper for Live-Streaming His House Fire on Instagram

Fiery ordeal tests ties between celebrity neighbors in crisis.

by Nouman Rasool
Tyreek Hill Criticizes Neighbor Rapper for Live-Streaming His House Fire on Instagram
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As 2024 dawned, Tyreek Hill, the celebrated All-Pro receiver for the Miami Dolphins, faced a harrowing ordeal that would test the bonds of neighborhood camaraderie. Merely days before the Dolphins' playoff hopes were dashed, a calamitous blaze engulfed Hill's residence, throwing a shadow over what should have been a time of athletic focus and team unity.

The incident, which unfolded in the plush confines of Southwest Ranches, about 23 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, was later attributed to an accidental cause. The Davie Fire Rescue teams swiftly pinpointed the origin of the fire to a child's innocent play with a lighter, leading to a rapid and devastating spread throughout the mansion.

Firefighters, upon their arrival, managed to quell the inferno, preventing it from wreaking further havoc. Among the onlookers was Rick Ross, a neighbor to Hill and a prominent figure in the rap music scene. Ross, seizing the moment, broadcast the unfolding disaster live on Instagram, providing commentary that sparked controversy.

"Lil bro gonna have to build a new crib, it’s all good tho," Ross remarked in the live stream as per The Newyork Post, "Dropped 10 [million] on this one, ya heard me? You build another one you feel me? Live it up."

Neighborly Conduct Breached

Despite Ross's later expressions of concern for Hill's welfare and gratitude for the absence of injuries, the gesture fell short of expectation for Hill.

The athlete voiced his disappointment and sense of betrayal on the "Pivot Podcast," hosted by Ryan Clark. Hill expressed his disillusionment with Ross's choice to film the incident rather than offering direct support, highlighting a breach in neighborly conduct and community support expected in times of crisis.

Ross, in response, took to Instagram to clarify his intentions, emphasizing that his actions were not meant to belittle Hill, whom he still considers a "homie." Yet, the damage to their relationship was palpable. This unfortunate event has not only led to significant material loss for Hill, who acquired the seven-bedroom home in 2022 for an estimated $6.9 million, but it has also sparked a conversation about the nature of celebrity neighborliness and the expectations of solidarity in the face of adversity.

As Hill recounted on HBO's "Hard Knocks," the fire left the upper levels of his home in ruins, underscoring the physical and emotional toll of the blaze. Originally published on: Tyreek Hill shames rapper for filming his burning home on Instagram Live: 'You're supposed to be my neighbor'