Rick Ross left In Fear Of His Life after a Local Rapper and Crew bogarded him from performing in Detroit Summer Jamz Rick Ross Clears The Air
|The rapper was forced to cancel over fears of his safety|
The performance which was due to take place at Chene Park on Saturday was called off after a blockade of 100 people stopped the rapper, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, from entering the building.
The crowd were less than impressed when the news of the cancellation was broken by organiser of the event, 107.5's radio programme director, Jay Hicks. According to The Huffington Post, he said "We had Rick Ross right outside here tonight at about 11 o'clock. When he was pulling up to come into Chene Park, he was met by 100 individuals outside. We have tried to pull every resource together and ask him to come back."Ross fear for his safety his."
The rapper was forced to cancel over fears of his safety
In a statement released by the venue manager, The Right Productions, Shahida Mausi said: “We want to extent our deepest regrets to our patrons who attended Summer Jamz17 who should have been treated to an outstanding performance from Rick Ross."
"We have the upmost respect for our guests at Chene Park and they deserve better. ... Acts of intimidation, bullying, threats or violence of any kind that compromises the security and enjoyment of our shows will not be tolerated at Chene Park," Mausi said.
David Rudolph, a spokesman for Chene Park and The Right Productions was also disappointed by what happened, he told The Huffington Post: "Why would you do something that reaffirmed to those who want to believe Detroit is a dangerous place?"
He also added: "We are moving in a new direction and people like TrickTrick are not welcomed especially if he is going to intimidate artists wanting to entertain Detroiters!"