Rick Ross made headlines when the “MMG Tour” was abruptly cancelled last week. Rumors began to spread that the U.S. trek didn’t sell enough tickets and that threats from Chicago’s Gangster Disciples had forced him to cancel the remaining dates. Now the Bawse is setting the record straight and revealing the reasons behind the tour’s demise.
“I cancelled the rest of the tour [because] the promoter wasn’t really handling his business,” Rozay told Felisha Monet on Miami’s 99 Jamz. “He cancelled a date of mine. I was going to Tucson, Arizona, and I was really a few hours outside of the market… I made a call to the [promoter] Sean G. and let him know how we move. Let’s just communicate a little better.”
Once he got word that his North Carolina shows had also been cancelled, Rozay decided to call off the rest of the dates. “The other day I woke up and realized two more dates had been cancelled,” he explained. “So I just felt like there was some power that I needed to take away from homie, so I cancelled the rest of the dates that I had arranged with him.”
The tour featuring his Maybach Music signees Wale and Meek Mill was originally supposed to run from November 2 to December 5. “That’s why we ended it in Miami, but [the promoter] brought in over $1.7 [million] to the table, so we added those extra dates. Once they began to unravel, I just shut it down.”
He also dismissed rumors that threats from Chicago’s notorious Black Gangster Disciple Nation had made threats against his life. “Never was it due to any threats,” said Ross, who raps about the gang’s leader Larry Hoover on his hit “B.M.F.” “I’m a certified man. I’m a real boss and this is something everybody needs to understand—gangstas move in silence.”
He was in Chicago for a show last month. “That’s the birth place of the GDs,” said Ross. “If I go to Chicago to handle my business like I did, I have no problem going to North Carolina or South Carolina. So don’t ever get it twisted. Ricky Rozay is a boss!”
The Grammy-nominated rapper explained his definition of “gangsta.” “To me, rich is gangsta. Loyal is gangsta. Your family is gangsta. If that’s not gangsta, I don’t wanna be gangsta.”
He made sure his message was received loud and clear. “I’m a boss. I went from nothing to being a $50 million man. Sean G. wasn’t handling his business. You can’t cancel a Ricky Rozay show without Ricky Rozay’s permission.”