Rick Ross cancels North Carolina concerts after receiving gang threats

But the rapper offers no official explanation for the cancellations

Rick Ross has cancelled a pair of concerts in North Carolina scheduled for this weekend.

Last month (November 2012), the North Carolina branch of a gang known as the Gangster Disciples released a YouTube video warning Ross not to perform in the state. According to reports, the rapper has received death threats from the gang.

Promoters Live Nation offered no official explanation for cancelling the shows in Greensboro tonight (December 7) and Charlotte on Saturday (December 8). The rapper’s gig in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (December 9) is still going ahead.

According to Billboard, the animosity between Ross and the Gangster Disciples began when the rapper mentioned the gang’s imprisoned leader, Larry Hoover, in his track ‘BMF (Blowin’ Money Fast)’. The gang are also said to object to Ross’s use of their signature six-point star on the artwork for his ‘Black Bar Mitzvah’ mixtape.

Meanwhile, Ross recently debuted a new track titled ‘100 Black Coffins’, which will be featured on the soundtrack for new Quentin Tarantino movie Django Unchained. Scroll down and click to listen.