Late last night, rumors began to trickle in that Rick Ross had his life threatened by “100 individuals” when he attempted to enter Detroit’s annual “HOT 107.5′s Summer Jamz” at Chene Park. The story goes that when Ross pulled up, he was approached by a massive crowd and left the area out of fear for his life and didn’t return. It is now being reported that local Detroit rapper Trick Trick led the human blockade that prevented the Boss from performing.
Arthur Alston, Trick Trick’s manager, confirmed the incident via an e-mail with Detroit news source MLive, saying, “It was Trick Trick. They (Chene Park) may not want to say his name or don’t know.” According to Alston and Trick Trick, the song “No Fly Zone,” the rapper’s collab with Royce da 5’9″, explains everything interested parties need to know about the situation.
The lyrics read as follows:
I’m just a phone call away
Come here without permission I won’t hear shit you gotta stay nigga
I created these laws so I enforce ‘em
All we’re coming for is our portion
They don’t wanna do what we tell ‘em so we force ‘em
With the face full of Timbs and Air Forces
Get dead worse than a hoe bitch in a foursome
I treat you like the Catholic church treating abortions
We call it respect, you call it extortion
The big dogs out, put the little ones on the porches
This ain’t my city, nigga this my fortress
And the kingpins corners in the ‘Vettes and 4-door Porsches
We don’t bust guns, we blow torches
Fire from the tip of these bitches for you informants
Cause it’s important willing to risk seeing the warden
Or leaving your kids to be orphans
The Right Productions, Inc, the production company that manages and operates Detroit’s Chene Park, released a statement following the incident:
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 extent our deepest regrets to our patrons who attended Summer Jamz17 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.
Outside of a Tweet, Ross has been mum about the situation.