A warm welcome was out of the question for Rick Ross this weekend. The Miami rapper was slated to perform at Hot 107.5’s Summer Jamz 17 concert in Detroit on Saturday, but when he showed up at the venue he was denied entrance to Chene Park by a mob of people.
According to MLive, a press release from the venue said that Rozay had to cancel his set after a “human blockade” of about 150 people, led by a local rapper, were threatening his life.
“The local rapper” was not named, but there’s speculation that part of the reason Rozay was denied, is thanks to a song called “No Fly Zone,” from Detroit native Trick Trick. Royce Da 5′ 9” is featured on the song, which essentially encourages fans to not support rappers who don’t collaborate with Detroit natives.
Hot 107.5’s program director, Jay Hicks, gave this explanation to the crowd.
“I’m going to be real with y’all. I’m going to be real as f—. We had Rick Ross right outside here tonight,” Hicks said. “At about 11 o’clock, when he was pulling up to come into Chene Park, he was met by 100 individuals outside. We have tried to pull every resource together and asked him to come back. He is in fear of his life.”
“And he may never come back to Detroit, and that’s no bullsh–,” Hicks added. “This is some real sh–. He was in fear of his life and he is not performing here tonight.”
Ross addressed the incident on Twitter, laughing it off as a “peace protest.” To note, Detroit rapper Big Sean, recently appeared on Ross’ Mastermind album, with a feature on “Sanctified.”
Luv #Detroit I wuz ready to killm 2nite,heard it wuz a peace protest wit picket signs and locked gates haa