Trick Trick Blocked Rick Ross From Performing in Detroit, Manager Confirms
After much speculation, it's been confirmed that rapper Trick Trick was the leader behind the human blockade that stopped Rick Ross from performing at Hot 107.5 FM’s annual Summer Jamz event in Detroit last Saturday (June 21).
The rapper's manager, Arthur Alston, confirmed to MLive that it was his client, along with his Goon Squad, who prevented Rozay from entering the Chene Park venue.
Reps for the Right Productions, who book shows at Chene Park, issued a statement about the negative incident but didn't mention Trick Trick by name.
"It was Trick Trick," Alston wrote in an e-mail. "They (Chene Park) may not want to say his name or don't know."
The manager then directed MLive to the lyrics from Trick Trick's song 'No Fly Zone' featuring Royce da 5'9".
For those who don't know, "No Fly Zone" means that that any rapper who doesn’t collaborate with Detroit artists or pays 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 Detroit.
Meanwhile, the Maybach Music Group leader recently talked about the incident to TMZ. Rozay told the gossip website that no one confronted him at the venue. He also scoffed at the reports that the unruly mob made him fear for his life.
The Miami rapper, however, did feel bad for the fans who waited six hours to see him perform, only to go home disappointed.
"Somebody is deceiving the people of Detroit like Kwame Kilpatrick did," said Ross.