Reports began circulating over the weekend that Miami based rapper Rick Ross was not able to perform at HOT 107.5′s Summer Jamz in Detroit. Ross’ cancellation was allegedly caused by local rapper Trick Trick’s “No Fly Zone” laws which prevent artists from making money in the city without getting their “clearance papers” approved by the Goon Sqwad member.
Ross was confronted by over 100 people outside the Chene Park Amphitheater – the site were Summer Jamz was being held. The Maybach Music Group leader and his management team reportedly felt his life was in danger and decided to leave the venue before performing.
The Right Productions, Inc manages and operates Chene Park. The company released a statement about the Rick Ross Summer Jamz cancellation. Shahida Mausi, president and CEO of Right Productions tells HipHopnews24-7.com:
This incident greatly saddens me and our entire team at The Right Productions who work so diligent to host and produce outstanding entertainment performances at Chene Park. Reports from our venue operations and security teams indicate as a result of between 100-150 individuals lead by a local rapper, prevented and threatened to harm Ross if he entered the grounds to perform at Chene Park Amphitheater.
The band of individuals orchestrated a human blockade around the service entrance to the venue – preventing Mr. Ross and his entourage from entering the premises. A decision was made from Mr. Ross’ team the conditions were becoming threatening and posed a security risk.
We want to extend our deepest regrets to our patrons who attended Summer Jamz 17 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. This is the fifth Summer Jamz event we have hosted with our partner Radio One and Host 107.5 FM – and until this point with no incident.
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. I will be reviewing this matter with our collective team and sponsoring host to ensure the integrity and respect we hold for our patrons and artists is upheld for future acts performing at Chene Park Amphitheater.
Despite missing out on headliner Rick Ross, the people in attendance at Summer Jamz 17 were able to see B.o.B, A$AP Ferg, Sevyn Steeter, Rico Love, Boldy James, and Scarface.