*The cover art for Rick Ross’ latest mixtape “Black Bar Mitzvah” has run afoul of a gang in North Carolina, prompting the rapper to cancel two shows there over rumors the gang would crash the concert and wreak havoc.
Ross has reportedly riled up a North Carolina chapter of the Gangster Disciples, a gang whose imprisoned leader, Larry Hoover, is referenced heavily in his single “B.M.F.” Ross’ “Black Bar Mitzvah” cover art includes a Star of David design that resembles the six-pointed star logo used by the Disciples.
The gang had posted music videos that some have seen as threatening. Local station WCNC reports that those supposed threats, including suggestions that the gang would crash the concert, lead Ross to cancel his Greensboro and Charlotte concerts with Meek Mill, Wale and Machine Gun Kelly.
It’s the latest problem Ross has faced in the last year after suffering two seizures on airplanes and canceling another date for health reasons. Other Gangster Disciple groups, including one in Georgia, have posted similar videos demanding retribution [watch below] — or, as can be seen in other videos posted on YouTube, some kind of royalty payments for using their leader’s name.