Media sources in the United States are reporting that rapper Rick Ross is currently on life support after being found unresponsive in his home earlier on Thursday.

The 42 year old hip hop artiste (real name William Leonard Roberts III) was found unconscious at his Miami mansion and was rushed to a nearby hospital.

He is said to be on ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), which is a medical procedure to provide cardiac and respiratory support to a person whose heart and lungs cannot function properly on their own.