In a recent interview, Rick Ross cleared up the drama surrounding his recently canceled tour dates -- which he claims had nothing to do with gang threats.

Although it was initially only his North Carolina dates that were canceled, allegedly as a result of a series threatening of Youtube videos from the Gangster Disciples, on Monday night (Dec. 10), Ross set the story straight, citing a failing promoter as the reason for the cancellations.

"I canceled the rest of the tour due to the promoter, he wasn't really handlin' his business," the God Forgives I Don't creator declared.

Ross says the promoter Shawn Gee canceled three tour dates without giving him notice. "I just felt like that was some power that I needed to take away from homey, so I canceled the rest of the dates that I had arranged with him. Once they began to unravel, I shut it down. Never was it due to any threats," he continued.

"Any dude can stand in a crowd with 30 or 40 dudes and everybody real, everybody trill, everybody 'bout that life, everybody gangsta. But when the choppers come out, everybody fold," said the Miami-based rapper, denying that their threats had any impact on his decision to cancel shows.

"So if you screamin', 'Cut a check, we need a check.' Ain't no checks gettin' cut. Ain't never no checks gettin' cut. I don't play those games," he threatened. "I consider that extortion, we don't play like that."

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