THREATS: Rick Ross
RAP MOGUL Rick Ross has denied speculation that he was forced to cancel the rest of his MMG tour over death threats from a gang.
The Head of the Maybach Music Group, who shut down two shows in North Carolina last week, scrapped the rest of the dates shortly after alleged members of street gang ‘The Gangster Disciples’ posted videos online threatening the star and his entourage.
Speaking on the rumours during an interview with Miami radio station 99 Jamz, he said: "I cancelled the rest of the tour due to the promoter, he wasn't really handling his business.
"So I just felt like there was some power that needed to be taken away from homie, so I canceled the rest of the dates. Once things began to unravel I just shut it down. Never was it due to any threats,” he added.
The gang which posted the video are believed to be upset with the self-proclaimed "Boss" for mentioning their leader "Larry Hoover" in his 2010 hit single B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast).
In the song he he rapped: "I think I'm Big Meech, Larry Hoover. Whipping work, hallelujah! [sic]"
During the same interview Ross also addressed the footage released by the angry mob, after claiming that he has “love” for the incarcerated gang leader.
He said: "Real gangstas move in silence. Real gangstas move in silence. Anybody can stand in front of 30, 40 dudes and everybody real, everybody trill, everybody bout that life, everybody gangsta. But when them choppers come out, everybody fold.”
"Anybody that understands anything about GDs knows that it's all about Growth and Development. That's why I used his name in the song, because I respected his scriptures. I respected his philosophy."