Rick Ross had to cancel his Detroit concert on Saturday after an angry mob blocked his entrance to the venue and reportedly made threats against his life.
Rapper Rick Ross had been due to perform for fans at the Summer Jamz gig in the Chene Park Amphitheater, but upon arrival, he was faced with a “human blockade” of around 150 people.
Rick Ross had to cancel his Detroit concert after an angry mob blocked his entrance
The demonstration was reportedly sparked by local rapper Trick Trick’s song No Fly Zone, which encourages fans not to support stars who fail to collaborate with artists from Detroit, but the activists took the fight one step further by allegedly hurling abuse and threats at Rick Ross and his associates, prompting them to ax the show.
A statement released by venue representative Shahida Mausi reads: “Reports from our venue operations and security teams indicate 100-150 individuals orchestrated a human blockade around the service entrance to the venue, preventing Mr. Ross and his entourage from entering the premises. A decision was made from Mr. Ross’ team (that) the conditions were becoming threatening and posed a security risk.”
However, Rick Ross wrote on Twitter: “Luv #Detroit I wuz ready to killm (kill them, put on a great performance) 2nite,heard it wuz a peace protest wit picket signs and locked gates haa (sic)”.
Rick Ross narrowly saved his life after his Rolls Royce was sprayed with bullets and crashed into an apartment building as he celebrated his 37th birthday.
Rapper Rick Ross staggered from his car along with a female companion after the attack in the early hours of Monday morning.
His silver Rolls Royce was apparently targeted in the drive-by shooting as he headed home after celebrating his birthday with stars including Diddy, Christina Milian and Fabolous Quincy Combs.
Police said the two occupants of the car were not injured when it slammed into the building on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
Local news images showed crime scene investigators marked out on the road where the spent shell casings had fallen.
Earlier in the evening Rick Ross was pictured wearing a white suit and gold chains as he smoked a cigar, tucked into a huge cake, clutched a bottle of champagne, and partied with the star-studded guest list at his birthday bash.
Rick Ross narrowly saved his life after his Rolls Royce was sprayed with bullets and crashed into an apartment building as he celebrated his 37th birthday
Beth Balk, a waitress at the nearby Floridian Restaurant, whose was woken by the sound of the car crashing into her building, identified Rick Ross as one of two people in the luxury car.
She said she was asleep on the couch when she heard the crash.
Beth Balk said she saw a silver Rolls Royce up against her building and looked outside to see a man and a woman who appeared to be stunned.
She was shown a picture of Rick Ross and said: “Yes, that’s definitely the guy.”
The incident began about 5:00 a.m. with reports of shots being fired along Las Olas Boulevard, according to Detective DeAnna Garcia.
Investigators later learned that shots from another vehicle had been fired at a the Rolls Royce that was traveling eastbound on Las Olas, DeAnna Garcia said.
The Rolls Royce drier attempted to escape the gunfire but lost control of the vehicle and ran into the wall of the apartment building next to the Floridian Restaurant.
The two people inside the Rolls Royce were not hit by gunfire, police said.
Rick Ross, 36, whose real name is William Roberts, has seen his albums Port of Miami and Trilla top the Billboard charts.
He has had several run ins with police and was arrested in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 2011 for marijuana possession.
Rick Ross is also said to have a long running feud with 50Cent after the pair exchanged words at an awards ceremony.