Rick Ross Apologizes for Comments About Why He Hasn’t Signed a Female Rapper to MMG
“You know, I never did [sign a female rapper] because I always thought that like I would end up fucking the female rapper [and then] fucking the business up,” Rozay said in the interview. “I’m so focused on my business. I gotta be honest with you. You know, she looking good and I’m spending so much money on the photoshoots…I gotta fuck a couple times.”
He was quickly met with criticism online for the comments, and on Thursday (July 27), he issued an apology on Facebook. You can read it in full below.
"I want to address an insensitive comment I made on a very sensitive issue, especially in a minority dominated industry like hip hop," he writes in the apology. "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," he continues. "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."
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