Fayette County mom speaks out after rapper Rick Ross’ pet buffalo invade her property

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — A Fayette County mother is speaking out after several buffalo belonging to rapper Rick Ross were found on her property.

It happened twice last week.

The rapper posted a video on his Instagram on his more than 350-acre property Tuesday, with his horse and buffalo in the background.

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But those same buffalo took a walk last week to the neighborhood next door and ended up in Antoinette Barnes’ yard.

“I have an 8-year-old and I have a 10-year-old. My children are afraid to go outside,” said Barnes.

The buffalo left imprints behind in Barnes’ lawn just feet away from where her children play. Barnes called the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and then tried to talk to Ross but was only able to speak with his staff.

“I said ‘hey I would appreciate if you keep your buffalo and your bull off of my property’,” said Barnes.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said they received the reports about the buffalo.

“While it is legal to own livestock (cattle, sheep, horses, goats, etc.), in Fayette County, the owner is responsible for properly restraining the animals. If the owner is shown to be negligent, they could be charged,” the post read.


As for the buffalo, Barnes said someone came and wrangled them up last week. But she is concerned about other Instagram posts from Ross, alluding to the fact that lions might move to his property.

“If he’s a real boss then at that point control your animal and supervise your staff that’s it,” added Barnes.

Channel 2 Action News reached out to Ross but did not hear back.

There is now a community meeting set for later this week on the issue. Barnes said she wants to work to have the county ordinance changed and feel comfortable about her kids going outside again.

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