“I canceled the rest of the tour due to the promoter, he wasn’t really handlin’ his business,” Rozay explained on air.
According to Ross, after concert promoter Shawn Gee canceled three of his shows without notifying him, the Miami MC pulled the plug on the rest of his dates. “I just felt like that was some power that I needed to take away from homey, so I canceled the rest of the dates that I had arranged with him.”
There were reports that Ross had ended his run due to threats he was getting online from a street gang known as Gangster Disciples. In a YouTube clip, members of the organization, wearing bandanas to cover their faces, cited grievances with Ross for name-dropping their chairman Larry Hoover on the chorus of his 2010 single “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast).” In the video, two gang members urged the rapper to come to the table and settle their differences, careful not to make any direct threats on his life or make any monetary demands outright.
“Once they began to unravel, I shut it down. Never was it due to any threats,” Ross said in reference to three canceled dates, before addressing the YouTube video directly. “Any dude can stand in a crowd with 30 or 40 dudes and everybody real, everybody trill, everybody ’bout that life, everybody gangsta. But when the choppers come out, everybody fold.”
Whatever the intent of the gang members, the MMG head made it clear that he has no intentions of backing down or falling victim to an extortion plot. “So if you screamin’, ‘Cut a check, we need a check.’ Ain’t no checks gettin’ cut. Ain’t never no checks gettin’ cut. I don’t play those games,” he responded. “I consider that extortion, we don’t play like that.
In his interview, Ross went on to show respect for the GD founder Larry Hoover and talked about his most recent trip to Chicago, the birthplace of the Gangster Disciples. “If I go to Chicago to handle my business like I did, I have no problem goin’ to North Carolina or South Carolina where the ladies are brown skin, brown eyes, they got nice curls and they make the best apple pie,” he said before barking: “So don’t ever get it twisted, Ricky Rozay is a boss.”
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