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Rick Ross claims that gang threats have nothing to do with the reason he cancelled some of his tour dates last week.

Although it was initially only his North Carolina gigs that were scrapped, reportedly due to a series threatening of YouTube videos from the Gangster Disciples. But Ross said Monday that the cancellation was the fault of promoter Shawn Gee.

“I canceled the rest of the tour due to the promoter, he wasn’t really handlin’ his business,” said Ross, claiming Gee canceled three tour dates without giving him notice. “I just felt like that was some power that I needed to take away from homey, so I canceled the rest of the dates that I had arranged with him. Once they began to unravel, I shut it down. Never was it due to any threats.”

“Any dude can stand in a crowd with 30 or 40 dudes and everybody real, everybody trill, everybody ’bout that life, everybody gangsta. But when the choppers come out, everybody fold,” said the Miami-based rapper, denying that their threats had any impact on his decision to cancel shows.

“So if you screamin’, ‘Cut a check, we need a check.’ Ain’t no checks gettin’ cut. Ain’t never no checks gettin’ cut. I don’t play those games,” he threatened. “I consider that extortion, we don’t play like that.”

(Photo: AP)

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