This is a HUGE story around town right now; Rick Ross says he wasn't denied access to that concert this weekend by an angry mob of Ross haters ….and he was NOT in fear of his life.

He says it's all lies.

If you haven't yet heard the story, Ross was denied access to a concert at Chene Park on Saturday night. And word on the street is that rapper Trick Trick led a human blockade of over 100 people to stop him from performing because of a "No Fly Zone" he claims is in effect.

Rick Ross is saying he couldn't perform …because the front gate was locked!

He says he just feels bad for the fans who waited in line for 6 hours to see him perform, only to go home disappointed.

Ross said, "Somebody is deceiving the people of Detroit like Kwame Kilpatrick did."

Source: TMZ