Rick Ross‘ Maybach Music Group tour won’t be stopping in North Carolina after two concerts in the Tar Heel state were canceled by promoters. No official reasoning for the cancelations have been announced, although reports indicate threats of gang violence are to blame.
The Teflon Don was scheduled to perform in Charlotte and Greensboro Friday and Saturday (Dec. 7 and Dec. 8) respectively, but the shows were abruptly called off yesterday evening. A report in The Charlotte Observerlinks the cancellation to recent death threats made against Rozay and his entire Maybach Music Group by N.C.-based members of the gang known as the Gangster Disciples, which recently posted a YouTube video warning the rapper to watch where he travels.
The Gangster Disciples’ beef with Ross originally stems from his invocation of their leader Larry Hoover on his hit single “BMF.” Most recently, the MMG founder drew the ire of the gang by using the six-point Star of David on his Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape cover. The star, in addition to being an emblem of the Jewish faith, is also the official logo of the Gangster Disciples.
On Twitter, Rozay apologized to fans in North Carolina.
“North Carolina I wuz so excited to perform tomorro wit #MMG,” he wrote. “Promoters cancelled show but I’ll be Back ASAP. #luv”
Live Nation, who is putting on the tour, has already begun issuing refunds to those who purchased tickets. MMG members Meek Mill and Wale were also scheduled to perform.
According to AllHipHop.com, Rick Ross has canceled the remaining dates on his Maybach Music Group tour. The Miami hip hop star and his labelmates Meek Mill and Wale had planned to visit five more dates on the trek, ending in New York on Dec 16. However, concerns about the safety of fans has forced promoters to pull the plug on the shows.
Ross issued a statement about the cancellations,
“I want to apologize to all of my fans who I missed performing for due to the cancellations and want to let them know that I will get back to their cities. I enjoyed my experience with my little bros Wale and Meek Mill and I’m ready to get back in the studio to make good music.”