This past weekend Rick Ross officially canceled the remaining dates on his MMG tour after rumors that he and his camp were receiving gang threats, but the Miami rapper is adamant that those reports are all false.
During a Monday night (December 10) interview with 99 Jamz Rozay told his side of the story. “I canceled the rest of the tour due to the promoter, he wasn’t really handlin’ his business,” he said, referencing Shawn Gee, who he says nixed three tour dates without giving him a heads up. “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.”
“Once they began to unravel, I shut it down. Never was it due to any threats,” he added. Ross was referring to a series of YouTube videos the street gang Gangster Disciples directed at him, asking the rapper to meet and settle differences. The Gangster Disciples took issue with Ross when he mentioned the name of their founder Larry Hoover on 2010′s “B.M.F.” and again for using their signature six-point star on his recent Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape
“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,” Ross continued, emphasizing that he had no intentions of backing down. “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.
For good measure, Ross even talked about the respect he still holds for Larry Hoover, adding that he has no qualms about visiting Chicago, where the Gangster Disciples originated. “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.”