Rick Ross Death Threat Didn’t Cause Violence at Detroit Concert, Chene Park Reps Say
Although Rick Ross was denied entry into the Chene Park amphitheater by "100 individuals," reps for the venue say that the Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz 17 event inside was peaceful and non-violent.
Rozay was scheduled to perform at the event but was reportedly in "fear for his life" after he was confronted by a large number of people rumored to be Detroit rapper Trick Trick and his goon squad.
Apparently, the Miami rapper is on a "No Fly Zone" list, which means that any rapper who doesn’t collaborate with Detroit artists or pay a tithe to the city are not invited to perform. Trick Trick allegedly has enforced this rule on a number of rappers prior to Ross' visit to the Motor City.
“He is in fear of his life and that n---- is not performing here tonight and he may never come back to Detroit, and that’s no bulls---,” Hot 107.5 Program Director Jay Hicks told the disappointed crowd.
David Rudolph, a spokesperson for The Right Productions who book shows at Chene Park, said despite the negative incident none of the 3,000 concertgoers in attendance were in danger.
"It was a great show for all the artists that were part of the lineup," Rudolph told MLive. "It was ran smoothly and started on time. There may be some preconceived notions as to how hip-hop gatherings may turn out, but there was none of that."
Rudolph said that they will continue to book rap shows at the venue. "This issue didn't happen within Chene Park; it happened outside," he said. "And it's unfortunate that this was a tactic to prevent another artist performing."
A rep for the Detroit police department said that no arrests were made that evening and no 911 calls were made from the area regarding the incident.
So far, the Maybach Music Group honcho has not addressed the incident. However, he did show love to the city of Detroit on his Twitter page.
"Luv #Detroit I wuz ready to killm 2nite, heard it wuz a peace protest wit picket signs and locked gates haa," he tweeted.