Local Detroit rapper threats prevents Rick Ross’ performance at Hot 107.5 FM Summer Jamz17 concert

by / Monday, 23 June 2014 / Published in press releases

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
David RudolphD. Ericson & Associates PR

Local Detroit rapper threats prevents Rick Ross’ performance at Hot 107.5 FM Summer Jamz17 concert

Detroit MI, June 22, 2014 – Last night nearly 3,000 fans were in attendance at Chene Park

Amphitheater in Detroit for HOT 107.5 FM’s Summer Jamz17 concert event. The audience heard

outstanding hip-hop performances from artists from B.o.B, A$AP Ferg, Sevyn Steeter Rico Love, Icewea

Vezzo, Boldy James and the legendary Scarface.

 

After nearly four hours of hip-hop groups and emcees rocking the mic the audience was informed

by Jay Hicks, HOT 107.5 FM’s program director, that headlining artist and Miami-based rapper Rick

Ross would not be performing – as a result a band of individuals lead by a local rapper who prevented

and threated to harm Ross if he entered the grounds to perform at Chene Park Amphitheater. Fearing

for his safety Rick Ross and his management team decided it was best to leave the area and cancel his

performance.

 

“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 nearly 100-150 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,” said Shahida Mausi, president and CEO of Right Productions, Inc.

 

“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,” added Mausi.

 

The Right Productions, Inc., will be offering patrons who purchased Summer Jamz17 tickets will

have an opportunity to receive a discounted ticket for a future show at Chene Park – specific details for a

ticket exchange will be announced at www.CheneParkDetroit.com.

Anyone who purchased a ticket for Saturday’s Summer Jamz with Rick Ross can purchase 2 for 1 tickets for the T.I. show on Saturday, July 19th through the Chene Park Box Office (facility fee will still apply).

 

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