(AllHipHop News) Miami rapper Rick Ross hosted a controversial performance in Paramaribo, Suriname last night (April 6).
Local pastors in the South American country attempted to organize a boycott of the show, claiming that Rick Ross worship’s Satan, in addition to promoting violence against women.
The pastors also attempted, unsuccessfully, to have Rick Ross’ visa revoked.
But Rick Ross apparently has friends in high places in Suriname, where a former rebel leader in the country announced he would run for President during the rap star’s concert.
Ronnie Brunswijk will run for President in 2015, according to local reports.
Brunswijk is a local politician, who rebelled against a military-controlled government in the 1980′s.
Brunswijk, who has been in politics since the late 90s, also owns a goldmine and several local sports teams, in addition to the promotional company that marketed the Rick Ross show last night at the Andre Kamperveen football stadium.
But Brunswijk’s a controversial figure who is allegedly prone to violent outbursts, and assaults.
Brunswijk was also sentenced, in absentia, for his role in a drug trafficking ring in the Netherlands.
After Ronnie Brunswijk through a fistful of $100 bills into the crowd, Rick Ross co-signed the politician and urged fans to vote for him in the 2015 elections.