‘He needs to get on his guests.’ South Fulton plaza trashed, neighbors blame Rick Ross fans

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — People who shop and work in a popular plaza couldn’t believe the amount of trash left there from Saturday night. Some believe it came from fans who couldn’t get into rapper Rick Ross’ Car and Bike show about three miles away.

Channel 2′s Tom Jones spoke with the rapper’s attorney for WSB Tonight and he denied trashed parking lot had anything to do with Ross’ event.

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People who arrived and saw all the debris said it looked and smelled like a landfill.

“It smells. It stinks. Look at all this trash. It’s so just ugh,” Shanette Parks said.

Parks had to hold her nose when she saw all the trash in the Kroger parking lot on Old National Highway and Flat Shoals in the City of South Fulton Sunday morning.

Barber Diallo Shears cuts hair in the plaza and was shocked to see debris everywhere. He pointed to a basket filled with some of the garbage.

“I’m seeing a nuisance. It looks like an eyesore. I mean imagine if you were coming from another side of town. You came and saw this. You wouldn’t want to stop here. Would you?” he explained.

We saw beer bottles, broken bottles, soda bottles, cups and other trash.

“Just nasty,” Parks said with her nose turned up at the odor.

Kroger workers began cleaning up the mess.


People who work in the plaza say it was packed with people partying well into the night Saturday. Some believe fans who couldn’t get into rapper Rick Ross’ Car and Bike show about three miles down the road chose to party here.

“I know Rick Ross didn’t do this. I know he didn’t do this,” Angelisha Tillman said.

“His guests did it,” Parks said.

“He needs to get on his guests,” Tillman responded.

Ross’ attorney says there’s no need for his client to get on anyone. Leron Rogers says there were plenty of cruisers in the area. But the Car and Bike show had nothing to do with the trash left in the parking lot.

Law enforcement in Fayette County where the Car and Bike show was held and in the neighboring City of South Fulton say they had no problems with the event.

Shears says he had no problem with people having a good time in the parking lot. He did have a problem with the mess they left behind.

“I always say if you mess it up clean it up,” he said.

A worker at the BP gas station says people kept coming in Saturday night using his bathrooms. He says they clogged up his toilets and now he is looking for a plumber.

Workers in the plaza say they’ve never seen so many people here and say Rick Ross’ event had to be what brought them here.

Once again, Ross’ attorney says the rapper had nothing to do with what happened in the shopping plaza.

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