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Dec112012

Rick Ross Announcing New Album Title; Chicago Police Looking into Gang Threats

UMG/Jonathan MannionChicago police are looking into gang threats against Rick Ross, a source tells TMZ.  The move comes after members of the Gangster Disciples gang released a YouTube video demanding that Ross "cut a check" for their founder, Larry Hoover, whose name Ross has used in his songs.  The men on camera are rumored to be from Chicago.

Ross didn't mention the threats, however, when he announced earlier this week that the remaining dates on his MMG tour with Wale and Meek Mill were canceled.  Instead, in a statement to AllHipHop.com, Ross blamed the cancellation on "apparent lack of organization and communication on the part of the tour promoter."

Over the weekend, the MMG boss blamed tour promoters for shows that were canceled in Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina.  Despite Ross' explanation, though, reports cited gang threats as the reason for those cancellations, too.

North Carolina-based members of the Gangster Disciples have also taken to YouTube with their complaints against Ross.  Their grievances include beef over his use of the six-point star on his Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape.

Ross' MMG tour had been set to wrap up December 16, and he's apologized to fans for the abrupt end.  He tells AllHipHop, "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."

Ross has kept his word about the music thing.  On Tuesday, he announced, via Twitter, "Releasing title of my next Lp Jan.1."  Not even a year has gone by since Ross released his fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don't.

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