Rick Ross isn't taking any chances after his brush with death earlier this week!
According to TMZ, the rapper has now hired armed security guards to watch him 24-hours a day...to make sure nobody tries to take him out. They also got their hands on the 911 audio, proving Ricky Rozay might really need 24/7 security.
Ross -- aka Ricky Rozay -- was already using armed bodyguards for protection at major events like concerts and public appearances ... but now he's decided he wants a full-time security detail.
Ross was targeted in a drive-by shooting in Florida early Monday morning ...
Sources close to Ross tell TMZ ... the rapper had been getting threats for a while ... but he wasn't too concerned. But we're told Ross considers his shooting to be an "eye-opener" and will do whatever it takes to keep himself safe.
Fighting guns with more guns. Has Rick Ross let his rap persona get the best of him? According to the 911 call, this incident is nothing to joke around about.
The woman who called 911 to report the Rick Ross drive-by shooting had to hang up the phone and HIDE mid-call fearing the gunmen were turning around to spray a second wave of gunfire.
The call was made early Monday morning from a restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ... while the rapper was trying to speed away from the shooter in his Rolls-Royce.
A woman inside of a nearby restaurant called 911 in a panic and reported, "I just heard a bunch of gunshots go off ... and a car sped by."
The caller then interrupted the operator and said, "Oh my god, they're turning around and coming back ... I'm hanging up."
When the operator tried to ask more questions about the situation -- the caller shot back, "They're coming back ... I'm hiding."
Ross eventually crashed his car into a nearby apartment building. So far, the cops have not made any arrests in the case.
We pray for the Bawse's safety! To hear the 911 call CLICK HERE.