On Wednesday MTV announced they were canceling the TV Reality show “Buckwild”
In a statement the network wrote, “After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of ‘Buckwild’ in West Virginia.” Explaining they continued, “We love the cast and the show and this was not an easy decision, but given Shain’s tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him”
Last week MTV reported that cast member Shain Gandee was found dead in a vehicle, along with his uncle and another unidentified person, in a remote area of Sissonville, West Virginia.
The trio perished while “off-roading” in a remote area after their vehicle overturned, trapping the three. They died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
“Buckwild” is a show that followed a number of young adults living in the town of Sissonville. When the show initially started MTV took some heat for the partying lifestyle portrayed by the group. After the tragic event, which occurred at 3 a.m. after the three had left a local bar, MTV suspended production.
A spokesman for MTV told Reuters that the network plans on running a tribute show to Gandee on Sunday, but will not be airing any of the footage shot for season 2.
Several reasons have been cited over the last few days, including lack of organization on the part of the promoter, as well as rumors of death threats from Gangster Disciples, a street gang that originated from the Chicago area.
The MMG tour included Meek Mills, Wale, and more recently Machine Gun Kelly. The tour was originally scheduled for 23 days, but was extended to Dec. 16.
Representatives for the promoter, Live Nation, have not commented.
The cancelations started with two shows in North Carolina, where the death threats were rumored. Soon after that, the remainder of the shows were canceled.
The Gangster Disciples posted their threats on YouTube about a month ago, warning Ross and everyone who was signed with Mayback Music Group that they were coming after them. Since then a number of videos have surfaced on YouTube threatening the singer.
Their beef started back when Ross was better known as Teflon Don, when he released the single “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast), where he mentioned the gang’s imprisoned leader Larry Hoover.
It doesn’t stop there! Gangster Disciples are also upset, or should I say pissed off, that Ross is using a design similar to their gang symbol on his Black Bar Mitzvah mix-tape.
Oh . . . one more thing. There’s also something about the pressure being on until the gang receives “the check”. Apparently the check is for providing protection for Ross in the way of security/body guards.
Do any of these people have anything better to do?
What’s the worst part about the cancelations?
Machine Gun Kelly is not going to be able to build up his fan base! As the opening act for the MMG Tour, he has stolen the show. Look for him headlining his own show next year, minus all the death threats and other crap that seems to follow Ross around wherever he goes.
Before the tour was canceled, Ross brought the MMG tour to the Sacramento area. You can read the review here.