Rick Ross Apologizes For Female Rapper Statements
You may have caught a statement from Rick Ross on the Breakfast Club yesterday about the price a female rapper would have to pay for the privilege of working for MMG.
Ross blatantly stated that he wound’t hire a female artist because basically, he’d feel entitiled to some cooch if he spent money on artist development and promo — you know, the same kind he’s had to spend for Meek Mill, Wale, and any other male MMG artist over the years.
Well now, he’s backtracking on his statement. Rick took to Facebook to own up to his mistake and let folks know he isn’t operating that way on his new Vh1 show…
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.
Hmm, so what do you think of Ross’ response? Perhaps he was trying to make a joke and it just didn’t read that way…but then again, he’s gotten in trouble for semi-rapey, “vag-entitled” statements before.
Do you think Ross just misspoke a bit, or is he apologizing because he’s not here for the backlash?
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