Rapper Rick Ross reportedly hospitalized 2nd time

By the Associated Press | October 15, 2011 | 6:51 AM EDT

FILE - In this June 26, 2011 file photo, musician Rick Ross arrives at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Ross suffered a medical emergency during an airline flight that forced the plane to return abruptly to a Florida airport. Authorities say Ross suffered the unspecified problem aboard a Delta Air Lines flight Friday, OCt. 14, 2011. The flight was on its way to Memphis. Ross was scheduled to perform later Friday at the University of Memphis basketball team's "Midnight Madness" event. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Rapper Rick Ross reportedly remains hospitalized in Alabama after suffering two medical scares that required planes to be diverted.

Memphis basketball coach Josh Pastner told a crowd at a Friday night event that a private jet carrying Ross made an unscheduled landing in Birmingham, after the singer had a second medical problem in six hours.

Pastner says the 34-year-old Ross "got really sick again, and they had to rush him to the emergency room."

Ross was previously aboard a Delta Air Lines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Memphis, Tenn., that was returned to Florida after Ross suffered an unspecified medical problem. Ross was treated at a Fort Lauderdale hospital, and even tweeted afterward: "Memphis here I come."

Ross' condition was not immediately known early Saturday morning.