Rapper Rick Ross has cancelled shows after receiving death threats from North Carolina chapter of the Gangster Disciples. The gang that was founded on Chicago South Side in the '60s by David Barksdale and Larry Hoover, is angry that the rapper "disrespected their founder by shouting out Hoover's name on his track "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)" and using their gang symbols on the cover of his Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape.
As the threats intensified, Ross cancelled his show and released a statement, "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," Rick Ross told AllHipHop.com. "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."
Once a Gangster Disciples, Harold "Noonie G" Ward used to be a high ranking and has changed his ways since then and has become an activist. The "OG" warns Rick Ross, "I don't personally know why Rick Ross cancelled his tour, nor do I personally care. What I do care about however is the ongoing tension that is building between him and factors of the GD nation. If Rick Ross is really 'The Boss' he proclaims to be, then he would recognize that what goes on in the streets effects all of us. It's not about flossin' or talking tough on a radio station. Rick ought to know that he is not dealing with no punks. Beef that is not squashed can get out of hand. Tupac and Biggie proved that."
Although, warnings the threats continue, Ross told Miami's 99 Jamz in an interview, "I canceled the rest of the tour due to the promoter, he wasn't really handlin' his business," Ross said. "Once they began to unravel, I shut it down. Never was it due to any threats. 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."