News: Rick Ross Says Wake-Up Rock City: "Somebody Is Deceiving The People Of Detroit" [Video]
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 12:35PM
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross can't get away from controversy surrounding him following a publicized Detroit concert no-show last weekend over a speculated anti-Bawse protest. #RockCity
Despite the growing speculation, Ross said he never feared for his life because of a disgruntled crew.
Ross claims no one from MMG's staff or security was ever confronted by an angry anti-Rozay mob. He also laughs off claims that the mob made Ross and his posse fear for their lives. Ross tells us he feels bad for the kids of Detroit who waited in line for six hours for him to perform, only to go home disappointed. He says, "Somebody is deceiving the people of Detroit like Kwame Kilpatrick did." (TMZ)
Rumored agitator Trick Trick's manager said the Motown native would address his alleged involvement in a series of media interviews this week.
Arthur Alston, Trick Trick's manager, told The News his client will address the matter in interviews "this week," releasing this statement Monday from Trick Trick. "To all those who want to know what the No Fly Zone is please go to 1:17 on this video and quote me there," Trick Trick said. (Detroit News)
According to a press release from The Right Productions and Chene Park spokesperson David Rudolph, an unnamed local rapper sparked the chaos.
"This issue didn't happen within Chene Park; it happened outside," said Rudolph, who noticed a crowd outside the venue as Ross' camp tried entering around 11 p.m. "And it's unfortunate that this was a tactic to prevent another artist performing." ... "After nearly four hours of hip-hop groups and emcees rocking the mic the audience was informed by Jay Hicks, HOT 107.5 FM's program director, that headlining artist and Miami-based rapper Rick Ross would not be performing - as a result a band of individuals led by a local rapper who prevented and threatened to harm Ross if he entered the grounds to perform at Chene Park Amphitheater." (Statement)
The "Bawse" downplayed the controversy and acknowledged his publicized absence over the weekend.
"Luv #Detroit I wiz ready to killm unite,heard it wuz a peace protest wit picket signs and locked gates haa," Ross wrote June 22. (Rick Ross' Twitter)
Check out Rick Ross addressing the Detroit controversy: