Rick Ross is speaking out following reports that he was denied access to Hot 107.5’s Summer Jamz 17 concert in Detroit. The MMG rapper was allegedly a no-show after being blocked from entering Chene Park Amphitheater by an angry mob organized by Detroit rapper Trick Trick.
Ross was scheduled to headline Saturday’s concert, which also included Scarface, B.o.B., A$AP Ferg, and Sevyn Streeter. But shortly before his set time, Hot 107.5 program director Jay Hicks told the crowd that Ross would not be hitting the stage.
“I’m going to be real with y’all; I’m going to be real as fuck,” said Hicks. “We had Rick Ross right outside here tonight at about 11 o’clock. As he was pulling up to come into Chene Park, he was met by 100 individuals outside. We will try to pull every resource together and ask [Ross] to come back. He is in fear of his life. I’m just being real; real talk.”
During an interview with Felisha Monet on 99 Jamz on Monday, Ross said that he was unable to perform at the show, but it wasn’t because he feared for his life. According to him, his team arrived to the venue before him, but the entrance was locked.
“I never even made it to the venue,” he said. “Me and [the program director], we never crossed paths. He never spoke with Rozay. And I expect him to clarify that.”
Rozay shot down reports that he was greeted by a mob of 100 people, who forced him to cancel his appearance. “It was very peaceful,” he said.
While the promoter tried to fix the situation, he returned to the local casino. “And that’s when I got this story that we’re supposed to pay the mob gang,” he said. “That’s totally false.”
He was still paid for the gig, but feels bad for the fans who waited six hours to see him perform.
“For whatever reason they did this, I don’t understand it,” said Rozay. “Because if there’s somebody that’s supposed to be from the jungle, in the jungle you don’t lock the lions out. You let the lions in and lock ‘em in. That’s when you get your confrontation if that’s what you want.”
But he’s not letting the situation slow him down. He has announced “Supreme” as the next single off his album Mastermind.