By// Chandler Rollins
GQ’s “Bawse” of the year, Rick Ross, has got himself into trouble with some real gangsters. The rapper and head of Maybach Music Group was forced to cancel shows in North Carolina this weekend. Ross blamed the cancellation on promoters via Twitter, but many speculate the decision was due to continuous death threats made by The Gangster Disciples, according to MTV.
Recently members of the notorious street gang released a video on Youtube warning Ross and his MMG crew to stay out of Charlotte. The Gangster Disciples, who originated on the South Side of Chicago are supposedly upset with Ross for continuously disrespecting their organization.
In the song, “Blowing Money Fast” Ross mentions one of the gang’s leaders Larry Hoover. “I think I’m Big Meech, Larry Hoover, whipping work, hallelujah, one nation under God, real n****s getting money from the f**king start,” he raps. Larry Hoover is the co-founder of the Gangster Disciples in Chicago.
Most recently Ross has offended the street gang by using the Star of David to promote himself. His latest mixtape “The Black Bar Mitzvah” features his face in the center of a six-pointed star. The star is also symbol used by the gang.
Rick Ross–real name William Leonard Robert II–claimed to be involved in gang activity early in his career as a former big-time cocaine dealer, but that reputation was quickly tarnished when documents and photos were released of the rapper as a corrections officer in Florida.