More details have surfaced online following rap star Rick Ross‘ no-show at a Detroit radio station’s weekend concert including confirmation of threats forcing him to miss a scheduled performance. #AllShookUp
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 statement also claimed up to 150 people were involved in the anti-Ross movement.
“This incident greatly saddens me and our entire team at The Right Productions who work so diligent to host and produce outstanding entertainment performances at Chene Park. Reports from our venue operations and security teams indicate nearly 100-150 individuals orchestrated a human blockade around the service entrance to the venue, preventing Mr. Ross and his entourage from entering the premises. A decision was made from Mr. Ross; team the conditions were becoming threatening and posed a security risk.” (Statement)
The “Bawse” downplayed the controversy and acknowledged his publicized absence over the weekend.
“Luv #Detroit I wuz ready to killm 2nite,heard it wuz a peace protest wit picket signs and locked gates haa,” Ross wrote June 22. (Rick Ross’ Twitter)
According to reports, Motown native Trick Trick may have had something to do with Ross going ghost Saturday (June 21) for local radio station Hot 107.5’s summer concert.
Well according to HOT 107.5?s AP, apparently Ross did not get the necessary clearance of Trick Trick, the self proclaimed “Mayor of Detroit City” because Ross was stopped by the “Good Squad” while attempting to gain access to the backstage gate of the show! We hear that Ross was allegedly afraid for his life and actually left the show…yes he bounced! (The Urban Daily)
Check out footage from the concert: