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Sources in North Carolina indicate that ish just got real between The Gangster Disciples and Rick Ross. Word is, death threats  is what prompted his recent show cancellations.

From The Fayetteville Observer

A YouTube video released by gang members warning rapper Rick Ross to stay out Charlotte has forced the cancellation of two dates he was scheduled to headline this weekend in North Carolina.

Ross was to appear with rappers Meek Mill and Wale for Maybach Music Group’s tour dates Friday in Greensboro and Saturday in Charlotte. WCNC in Charlotte first reported death threats online from The North Carolina Chapter of Gangster Disciples were causing serious concern before today’s announcement.

Live Nation will begin refunding tickets Friday. No specific reason was cited for the cancellation, but the gang was upset that the rapper has used the name of one of their founders – Larry Hoover – and the gang’s six-pointed star to promote himself.

(The cover of Ross’ recent mixtape, The Black Bar Mitzvah, features the rapper’s face inside of the Star of David).

Born on Chicago’s South side in the late 1960s, the Gangster Disciples are one of the biggest street gangs in America, and they’ve even seen their reach spread internationally.