Rapper Rick Ross was involved in a car crash in Florida in the early hours of Monday (28Jan13) after he was allegedly targeted in a drive-by shooting as he celebrated his 37th birthday.

Police in Fort Lauderdale have confirmed the Hustlin' hitmaker, real name William Roberts, was a passenger in a Rolls Royce that was showered with "dozens" of bullets at around 5am (local time), causing it to crash into an apartment building.

No injuries have been reported and no arrests had been made as we went to press.

Ross, who grew up in nearby Carol City, had marked his birthday with a meal at a nearby restaurant prior to the incident.

Local news station NBC6 reports the rapper is currently helping police with their investigation.