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Hip Hop star Rick Ross was forced to cancel two shows in North Carolina. Although tour promoter Live Nation did not say why the shows were cancelled, the move came after he received death threats from the Gangster Disciples.
WCNC reports that Ross was supposed to perform in Greensboro on Friday and in Charlotte on Saturday, but both shows have been cancelled. Wale and Meek Mill were also scheduled to perform.
— TEFLON DON (@rickyrozay) December 7, 2012
The North Carolina chapter of the Gangster Disciples had posted a video on YouTube, telling Ross to stay out of the state. According to Billboard, the group was angered by Ross mentioning the name of Larry Hoover, the gang’s imprisoned founder, in “B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast).” Ross has also used the Star of David, a symbol also used by the gang, on his Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape.
Other Gangster Disciples chapters have uploaded similar videos threatening Ross, notes Billboard.
Ross has had to cancel other shows recently because of scheduling conflicts and health concerns. He still has a show scheduled in Nashville for Sunday.
According to The Huffington Post, Ross will be featured on the soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained with the Jamie Foxx-produced track “100 Black Coffins.”