News: Rick Ross Addresses Nixed North Carolina Shows After Death Threat Reports
Friday, Dec 7, 2012 9:26AM
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross has confirmed reports which claim his slated North Carolina shows heading into the weekend have been cancelled.
Although he would not specify the reasons why, Ross said the concert promoters were the ones who pulled out.
"North Carolina I wuz so excited to perform tomorro wit #MMG Promoters cancelled show but I'll be Back ASAP. #luv," Ross tweeted late Thursday (December 6) night. (Rick Ross' Twitter)
Reports of death threats aimed at the "Boss" surfaced online yesterday.
A Maybach Music Group concert tour headlining Rick Ross was scheduled to appear Friday in Greensboro and Saturday at the Bojangles Coliseum. Rappers Wale and Meek Mill were scheduled to appear as well. The theats stem from the Gangster Disciples, who have a beef with Ross. The North Carolina Chapter recently put out a YouTube video warning him to stay out of Charlotte. (Charlotte Observer)
The death threats allegedly stem from a local group called the Disciples who have a gripe with Ricky Rozay over a rap lyric.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police released a statement Wednesday before the cancellation, saying officers would remain vigilant to ensure safety. Deon Cole is a friend of Ross and is the Assistant Programming Director for Power 98. He didn't believe that fans have anything to worry about. In the rap video the Disciples are upset because Ross mentions the name of the founder of the street gang and uses the Star of David to promote himself. That symbol is used by the gang. (Charlotte Observer)
Last month, Ross pulled out of a show in Tucson, Arizona.
The MMG Tour has cancelled its planned show at Tucson Arena Tuesday night. The tour's promoters, Live Nation, cited a scheduling conflict as the reason to cancel the show, according to a news release sent out early Monday afternoon. The tour features Maybach Music Group chief Rick Ross and rappers Meek Mill, Wale and Machine Gun Kelly. The Tucson show was the tour's only Arizona stop on a tour that includes shows in California this week and along the East Coast next week. Refunds will be given at the point of purchase. (AZ Starnet)
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