Rapper Rick Ross has called off the rest of his tour of America amidst fears for his own personal safety after a warning video linked to a local gang was posted online.
As first reported in The Charlotte Observer, Ross canceled his shows in Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina, this weekend (Dec 8-9) after receiving death threats from the Gangster Disciples gang, seemingly because the rapper had 'dishonoured' gang leader Larry Hoover in his track 'B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)' and scorned their gang symbol by facsimiling the design on his Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape.
Although it was thought that Ross would continue his Maybach Music Tour of the States, which also featured Wale and Meek Mill, he has decided to pack the whole thing in and return home for the meantime. The tour was supposed to last until December 16th, with Nashville, Tennessee the next scheduled drop off.
Ross has since issued an apology to his fans over the cancellation, and a statement from his PR team has since been released suggesting that the cancellations are due to problems with the tour's promoters, not gang violence. The statement, obtained by Allhiphop.com blames an "apparent lack of organisation and communication" on the cancellation. Meanwhile, Ross' apology to fans says, "I want to apologise to all of my fans who I missed performing for due to the cancellations and want to let them know that I will get back to their cities. I enjoyed my experience with my little bros (sic) Wale and Meek Mill and I'm ready to get back in the studio to make good music."