Rick Ross fans in a handful of cities will be disappointed to learn that the rapper has cancelled the remaining dates on his MMG Tour with Wale and Meek Mill.
Two shows in North Carolina were cancelled last week, allegedly after a number of threats were made on the life of Rick Ross and his entourage. Although it was unclear at the time if the cancellation was limited only to those two dates, representatives for Rick Ross have announced that the Maybach Music Group founder and CEO has cancelled the rest of his tour with MMG label mates Wale and Meek Mill.
According to Ross, who recently released the video for his "Ten Jesus Pieces" single, tour promoters and a lack of organization were the real cause for cancellation. In a statement given to AllHipHop, Rick Ross also took a moment to apologize to all those unhappy with the MMG Tour cancellation:
"I want to apologize 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 Wale and Meek Mill and I'm ready to get back in the studio to make good music."
That hasn't stopped the rumor mill from shifting into high gear though. What's the current leading theory, you ask?
Rick Ross cancelled the MMG tour as a result of threats on his life from Gangster Disciples in North Carolina and a number of other states.
While that particular theory about why Rick Ross cancelled the MMG tour might seem like a stretch, a number of videos featuring members of the Gangsters Disciples threatening the rapper have surfaced in recent weeks.
Dozens of gang members can be seen on camera, faces concealed with masks and bandanas, as several list off Rick Ross' transgressions against the Gangsters Disciples. Videos from Gangsters Disciples in Georgia, Florida and a number of other states have surfaced as well, with each expressing anger over the rapper's use of incarcerated leader Larry Hoover's name on his 2010 single "B.M.F."
The Gangsters Disciples are also unhappy with his use of the six-pointed star on his recent mixtape, The Black Bar Mitzvah, because the symbol has long been used by the Gangsters Disciples as well. In fact, it can be seen numerous times in the videos which may or may not have caused Rick Ross to cancel his tour.
Of course, it's all speculation, and it seems unlikely that a member of the hip hop world would ever actually admit that gang threats made them stay home. That being said, thanks to the wonders of YouTube, you can judge the validity of those rumors for yourself.
Here are two of the videos allegedly responsible for Rick Ross canceling the tour:
Warning: Extremely NSFW
So, why do you think Rick Ross cancelled the MMG Tour with Meek Mill and Wale?
Let us know in the comments section!