Rick Ross Pretends He’s Not Scared Of Gangster Disciples
By Sarah Cobarrubias in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 12, 2012 4:20PM
The drama is beginning to unfold between Rick Ross and the Gangster Disciples. The street gang is upset with the rapper for dropping the name of their leader Larry Hoover in the song “B.M.F.” as well as for using the Star of David (which is the gang’s major symbol) on his mixtape, The Black Bar Mitzvah.
Rather than hugging it out like real gangstas do, the Chicago chapter of the GDs took to YouTube, demanding that Ross cut a check for Hoover or pay the price, so to say. Then GDs in North Carolina stepped in and warned Ross not to come to Charlotte, where he was scheduled to perform as part of his Maybach Music Group tour. The rapper soon after announced he was cutting his tour short by five stops, though he tells 99 Jamz that the cancellations weren’t due to the threats, but rather sketchy booking on the part of his promoter:
I canceled the rest of the tour, because the promoter really wasn’t handling his business. Never was it due to any threats. I’m a certified man out here, a real boss. This is something everybody needs to understand—gangstas move in silence. In situations like that, I just remember something an old school Dade County gangsta told me a long time ago that—any dude can stand in the crowd with 30-40 dudes and everybody real, everybody trill, everybody bout that life, everybody gangsta, but when them choppers come out everybody folds.
It’s hard to take Ross’s “gangsta” talk seriously, considering he actually used to serve as a corrections officer in Florida.
Whether or not Ross wants to admit that a direct death threat by the GD isn’t scary as hell, the Chicago Police Department is taking it seriously, as TMZ reports, and has launched an investigation into the video created by the Chicago GD. Watch it for yourself: