Rick Ross at Verizon Center in April. ( Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

Update, 11:06 p.m.:

The Associated Press is reporting that Rick Ross was hospitalized a second time Friday. His plane stopped in Birmingham, Ala., on its way from Fort Lauderdale to Memphis because he “experienced another medical problem,” the AP says.

“On his way to Memphis,” University of Memphis basketball coach Josh Pastner said, according to the AP, “he had to make another emergency landing, in Birmingham. He got really sick again, and they had to rush him to the emergency room.”

Earlier: According to TMZ, rapper Rick Ross suffered a seizure while flying from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis and his plane made an emergency landing. The same report says that “he appeared to show signs of life” when being wheeled off the aircraft and was administered CPR.

Ross has become one of rap’s unquestioned A-list stars on the strength of last year’s “Teflon Don” album and his new Maybach Music label. He headlined Howard Homecoming Yardfest last fall, opened for Lil Wayne at Verizon Center in April and again at Jiffy Lube Live in July.

D.C. rapper Wale — who records for Maybach Music — just tweeted the following: “I just talked to Ross...he’s 100 pct ok...@tmz #dontpanic #dontpanic #mmg !!!! #gfid dec 13th!”

Update at 2:15 p.m. — Ross has contacted hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson via Twitter.