Gainesville Club Cancels Rick Ross Concert Due To Previous Shooting

Miami rapper Rick

Ross’ upcoming sold-out concert at a Gainesville, Fla., nightclub has been canceled

due to a shooting at the club on Sunday July 2 that injured five people.The

concert was scheduled to take place at 238 West this Saturday, but the club manager

expressed concerns that additional violence could spill over into the Ross event.Last

weekend, members of Slip-N-Slide artist Plies’ entourage fired shots into a crowd

after the rapper’s performance was cut 15 minutes short to allow Louisiana rapper

Lil’ Boosie to perform. According

to the Gainesville Sun, the shooting left five people with non-life threatening

injuries.Plies

(real name Algernod Lanier Washington) and another man were arrested and charged

with illegal possession of concealed weapons in connection with the shooting.

Two others were arraigned on attempted murder charges. Plies

has since been arraigned in court and released on $50,000 bail.Although

the concert has been cancelled, 238 West will be open this weekend for business.

Additionally,

police have added extra officers to patrol the area and assist with crowd control

in the event that people show up expecting to attend the concert.Ross

is currently putting the finishing touches on his Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam debut Port

of Miami, which arrives in stores Aug. 8 via Def Jam. The new disc features

Young Jeezy, Akon, Mario Winans, and Jay-Z, among others.In

June, Ross received a gold certification and was recognized by the Recording Industry

Association of America (RIAA) for selling over 500,000 ring tones of his single

"Hustlin’."

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