Meek Mill, Wale and Machine Gun Kelly were also set to perform at the Greensboro and Charlotte shows, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, respectively. A Sunday night show in Nashville, Tenn., remains on schedule; no reason for the cancellations was given in a Live Nation release.
Local news outlet WCNC reported that Ross received death threats earlier this week from the Gangster Disciples street gang, whose North Carolina faction released a YouTube video threatening to appear at the concerts. A music video follows, with members including the lyrics, “We Maybach killer.”
Several such videos have been uploaded in recent weeks, with masked Gangster Disciple members claiming a Florida affiliation asking for a “check cut” in a separate video. The beef was apparently set off by the rapper’s mention of the gang’s imprisoned leader, Larry Hoover, in his track “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)” The gang also uses a six-pointed star akin to the Star of David, an emblem that appears on the cover of Ross’ “Black Bar Mitzvah” mixtape. READ MORE
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