We all know how Rick Ross has trouble keeping his lies and stories straight. He managed to stiff arm his way through the fuss surrounding his past life as a correctional officer, but showed there were fissures by fumbling his way through the date rap fiasco, where he botched apologizing and ended up losing his Reebok sponsorship. Now, he’s struggling somewhat with how to handle the recent stir around his missed performance in Detroit.
In the clip, Ross tells 99 Jamz that there was no “no fly zone” in effect at Summer Jamz 17 concert in Detroit on Saturday and states that he and “whoever this gentleman is” never crossed paths. Instead, the Biggest Bawse says the promoters locked the gates so he and his team could never enter the premises. He even went so far as to say “Somebody is deceiving the people of Detroit like Kwame Kilpatrick did.”
“The team head over to the gig and I got my team so my team is always in front of me. Just to make it clear: I never even made it to the venue.
“Me and whoever this gentleman is, we never crossed paths. He never spoke with Rozay and I expect him to clarify that. I expect him to say, ‘We never spoke to Rozay. We never spoke to MMG.’ But anyway, the caravan on the way to the venue, they get there and someone has locked the gates to the venue. Padlocked or however they did it, the gate was locked. It was gentleman suppose to be here, this I didn’t see myself. It was suppose to be gentlemen here who were talking with police and it was very peaceful. For my team who made it, they didn’t even know it was a problem. That’s the promoter’s job. The promoter says, ‘Let’s get it fixed.’ So we go to the casino. So we went back to the casino and that’s where we chilled. And that’s when I got the story there was suppose to be a mob gang…and that’s totally false! I let that breathe for a whole day to let somebody to step up and say, ‘That’s not true! No one spoke to MMG! No one!’
“For me personally, of course it’s not personal because I was paid and paid well, you underdig? I just feel bad for those kids that stood out there six hours that wanted to see Ricky Rozay and couldn’t see the boss because someone padlocked the gate.
“So for whatever reason they did this, I don’t understand it. Because if it’s somebody that’s suppose to be from the jungle…in the jungle, you don’t lock the lions out. You let the lions in! And lock em in! That’s when you get he confrontation, if that’s what you want.
“And FYI, if that’s the scenario, I didn’t see it. Rozay didn’t make it to the venue. If that’s the scenario for any other artist, don’t ever feel the need to shoot your way into a venue to perform. You’re Not getting paid for that. Get ya money. Now if you perform and somebody get in your way on your way out, you get them a haircut and sit their fade on the sidewalk. That’s what you do.”
That contradicts what a rep for the venue told MLive on Sunday.
“The city-owned amphitheater said Ross was forced to cancel his show there because a “human blockade” of up to 150 people threatened his life and prevented him from stepping foot on the venue’s grounds.
“Chene Park claims in the press release the blockade was formed by “a band of individuals led by a local rapper,” but doesn’t mention a name.
David Rudolph, a spokesperson for The Right Productions and Chene Park, said there were no problems inside the venue during the show before, during or after the human blockade threatened Ross.
“‘This issue didn’t happen within Chene Park; it happened outside,’ said Rudolph, who noticed a crowd outside the venue as Ross’ camp tried entering around 11 p.m. ‘And it’s unfortunate that this was a tactic to prevent another artist performing.’”
Let’s keep it real here. Trick Trick – or whoever the unnamed rapper whose name no one wants to say on record – may have his reasons for blocking Ross from performing in Detroit but this is some grade A, made from scratch coon shit. If it really was goon shit, it would’ve been handled more quietly I would think. Or maybe Trick Trick really wanted to use Ross as an example, a warning for other artists who want to perform in Detroit without giving Trick a feature for his album or free liquor. Otherwise, the move hints at a publicity stunt, especially considering Trick’s manager reportedly saying the rapper will be speaking on the incident in a series of press interviews this week.
For once, Ross didn’t do anything wrong and has a leg to stand on in his defense. Instead, Rozay is stuck in character and wants us to believe he’s a “lion” as he puts it. William Roberts isn’t a lion, he’s a rapper who knows when the odds are stacked against him and which lines shouldn’t be crossed.
Rick Ross, however, must be dealing with misconfusion again while fumbling with how to handle this thing besides just telling more lies that only he believes.
Let Moe Dirdee explain to Ross what he should know about the D.