Earlier this week, Rick Ross made some unsettling comments about signing a female rapper during his appearance on The Breakfast Club. When asked by Angela Yee on why he hasn’t added a female rapper to the MMG roster, Rick Ross responded saying:
“You know, I never did it because I always thought, like, I would end up f—ing a female rapper and f—ing the business up. I’m so focused on my business. I just, I gotta be honest with you. You know, she looking good. I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots. I gotta f— a couple times.”
Since the release of the interview, social media has been in a complete uproar over the misogynic views. However, Ross has since taken a statement to his Facebook account apologizing for his comments.
“I want to address an insensitive comment I made on a very sensitive issue, especially in a minority dominated industry like hip hop. My entire empire’s backbone is led by 2 of the strongest people I know and they happen to be women, my mother and sister. The operations wouldn’t run without them and I have the highest regard and respect for women in this industry. I have a daughter myself, my most cherished gift in the world.
My comment is not reflection of my beliefs on the issue. A mistake I regret. I hope to use my mistake, my platform and the community to create positive discussion to implement change on a very important issue. respect for the ones who stand up to say hey that isn’t right. Now it’s time to accept responsibility and all do better.
I look forward to continue working with & supporting female artists. my discovery process was documented by vh1 on #signed which premiered last night. Many of the most talented artists you’ll see in the running to be the next #MMG superstars are female artists. I look forward to clarifying my comments through my support.
Thank you to everyone who’s going through the journey with me, we coming out everyday stronger.