Rozay just can't avoid controversy these days.
Last night, Rick Ross performed a controversial showÂ inÂ theÂ Republic of Suriname, a country in northern South AmericaÂ bordered by French Guiana,Â Guyana,Â Brazil andÂ the Atlantic Ocean. It wasn't the smoothest trip.Â
As reported by AllHipHop, the show, which took placeÂ at the Andre Kamperveen football stadiumÂ in the capital city ofÂ Paramaribo, was highly contested by local pastors. They triedÂ to organize a boycott, calling out Rozay for bothÂ violence against women and Satan worship. They also tried to have his visa withdrawn.Â
Fortunately for Ross, he has connections inÂ the countryÂ - former SurinamianÂ rebel leader Ronnie Brunswijk, for example.Â Brunswijk,Â who foughtÂ againstÂ military dictatorshipÂ in the '80s,Â is now a powerfulÂ local politicianÂ whoÂ ownsÂ several local sports teams and aÂ goldmine. He has a history of violent outbursts and assaults, and has beenÂ sentencedÂ in absentiaÂ for his involvementÂ in a drug trafficking ring in the Netherlands.
Brunswijk also owns and operatesÂ the promotional company that brought Ross to Suriname, and used the performance as an opportunity to bid for the country's 2015 presidency, throwing aÂ handfulÂ of $100 bills into the crowd after making the announcement. Unsurprisingly,Â Rozay immediatelyÂ co-signed himÂ and insisted thatÂ all those presentÂ vote him in.
That is all.Â Peep a map of the country and a few photographs ofÂ Brunswijk in the galleryÂ above, and stay tuned for more belligerence from William Leonard Roberts II.Â It's bound to happen.Â