Rick Ross Cancels Concerts After Receiving Gang Threats

While Rick Ross clearly subscribes to the “no days off” work ethic, the MMG CEO was forced to cancel a few shows in Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina scheduled for this upcoming weekend, after reportedly receiving death threats from a street gang.

Rick Ross hasn’t released any comment about the canceled shows just yet, but Live Nation Entertainment group issued a statement confirming that fans who bought tickets to the concert, also featuring Meek Mill and Wale, would receive refunds. They did not give an official reason for the cancellation.

This news comes just as the 2013 Grammy nominations list was announced, revealing that Ross is nominated in the Best Rap Album category for God Forgives, I Don’t.

The show cancellations are being linked to death threats from a street gang known as the Gangster Disciples, who have beef with Ross for using their signature six-point star on his recent Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape and his mention of their leader, Larry Hoover, who is currently serving time in prison, in the street anthem “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast).”

The North Carolina chapter of the gang recently tried to intimidate Ross with a YouTube video, warning him to stay out of Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police released a statement Wednesday reassuring fans that safety is their number one priority in this situation.