On (April 25, 2023), Rick Ross offered Don Lemon a job at Wingstop after the news anchor was fired from CNN.
“Just found out Don Lemon was terminated from CNN. Damn, dawg,” Rick Ross said in a video posted to his Instagram Story. “But guess what? The brother’s got your back.”
“We’re hiring at Wingstop and for some reason I believe you know what you doing with the lemon pepper wings, so man, just send over your resume,” he continued. “I’mma make sure I get you in front of the right grill, brother. Stay solid, brother.”
In another video, the “Outlawz” rapper made another business proposal involving his energy drink company, Rap Star. “Just came up with a wonderful idea — well, really, Don, you helped me come up with this,” Rick Ross said. “I need to hit the team over at Rap Star Energy Drink and let ’em know we should introduce the Don Lemon flavor. What y’all think? Aye, Don, we got you brother!”
As previously reported by HOT 97, CNN announced on Monday (April 24) that Lemon has been fired after 17 years at the network. “I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN,” the 57-year-old said in a statement posted to his Twitter account. “I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly. At no time was ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network. It is clear that there are some larger issues at play.”
CNN hit back saying their former anchor’s statement was “inaccurate.” “Don Lemon’s statement about this morning’s events is inaccurate,” the network wrote on Twitter “He was offered an opportunity to meet with management but instead released a statement on Twitter.”