Rick Ross has broken his silence on the cancelation of his recent tour, which was reportedly due to threats from local gangs. During an interview with 99 Jamz, Ricky Rozay cleared up rumors that he was afraid of countering the gangs. He said that the tour promoter, Shawn Gee, wasn’t communicating with him about canceling shows, so he decided to pull the plug on the second leg of the Maybach Music Group tour to “take away” the power.
“I canceled the rest of the tour due to the promoter was really not handling his business. He canceled a date of mine. I was going to Tuscon, Arizona and I was really a few hours outside of the market when I heard. I believe it was Tuscon, this was a week and a half ago,” he said. “And I let the dude know how we move and just to communicate a little better. So I woke up and realized that two more dates had been canceled. I felt like that was some power I needed to take away from homie, so I canceled the rest of the dates.”
He referred to some life advice from Larry Hoover, stating that there are halfway gangsters who are comfortable around others but fold when situations escalate. “It was never due to any threats,” he said. “I’m a certified man. I’m a boss. Everybody need to understand, gangsters move in silence. In situations like that, I remember something that an old school Dade County gangster told me a long time ago: any dude can stand in the crowd with 30, 40 dudes. Everybody real, trill, everybody bout that life, everybody gangster. But when them choppers come out, everybody fold.”
The MMG boss also touched on his beef with Young Jeezy at the 2012 BET Awards, claiming that he tried to choke him. He established that it’s “nothing personal,” but that he felt he needed to handle the situation based on past experiences.
“This is nothing personal to me. At the BET Awards, it basically boiled down to me running across Young Jeezy, he had five security guards in front of him, five policeman behind him. When we crossed paths, I said what’s up. As soon as he said what’s up, I tried to choke him. His security guards held me up, whoever the big black dude is with the bumps on his face, he should give that dude something special for Christmas. He really should. It wasn’t a big deal to me. I went and performed, it wasn’t nothing personal.
“It’s not personal, but if I see Young Jeezy again, will I try to choke him?” he continued. “I don’t know. That’s an option. If I seen 50 Cent, is it personal? Not at all. But it’s an option. [It’s personal] because there were certain lines that were already crossed.”