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Rick Ross Cancels Remaining Dates on Maybach Music Group Tour

Reps blame tour promoter's 'lack of organization and communication'

Rick Ross performs part of his Maybach Music Group Tour at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
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December 9, 2012 7:08 PM ET

Rick Ross has canceled the remaining dates on his Maybach Music Group tour, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The last five shows were scheduled to take place over the next week in Nashville, Memphis, Houston, Detroit and New York. 

The rapper had initially canceled two shows in North Carolina after reportedly receiving death threats from the Gangster Disciples gang. On Friday afternoon, his representatives told the website AllHipHop.com that although the beginning of the tour had gone well, the remaining dates had been canceled due to the "apparent lack of organization and communication on the part of the tour promoter."  

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"I want to apologize to all of my fans who I missed performing for due to the cancellations and want to let them know that I will get back to their cities," Ross told the website. "I enjoyed my experience with my little bros Wale and Meek Mill and I’m ready to get back in the studio to make good music."

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