We’re not sure who, but someone is definitely trying to hold Rick Ross back. It seemed the Maybach Music Group boss was having a great time on tour with his MMG protégés, Meek Mill and Wale, but he suddenly canceled two North Carolina shows on Thursday night and then the rest of his run on Friday.
Rozay has pulled the plug on the tour that was to run up to his New York City show on December 16, a source confirmed with MTV News. That’s a total of seven scheduled stops in Nashville, Memphis, Houston, Detroit and the Big Apple; and the previously canceled NC dates.
“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,” Rick Ross told AllHipHop.com on Friday. “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.”
A rep for Ross told AllHipHop that though the first leg of the tour was successful the remaining dates were cancelled due to “apparent lack of organization and communication on the part of the tour promoter.”
Despite the official word, there are rampant reports that Rozay halted his North Carolina dates because he received threats from a street gang known as the Gangster Disciples. In a YouTube clip members of the organization cite grievances with Ross for name-dropping their chairman Larry Hoover on the chorus of his 2010 single “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast).”
Ross never addressed those reports, but hopped on Twitter Friday and continued to place the blame on the tour’s promoters. “North Carolina I wuz so excited to perform tomorro wit #MMG Promoters cancelled show but I’ll be Back ASAP. #luv ,” he wrote.
— TEFLON DON (@rickyrozay) December 7, 2012
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