Rick Ross Addresses Backlash Over His 'Insensitive' Comments About Not Signing Women To MMG

Added: 28 July 2017 | Read 298 times
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Rick Ross found himself in critics’ crosshairs this week after the Miami rapper’s appearance on The Breakfast Club.

The radio show’s Angela Yee asked Rozay why he has not signed a female artist to his Maybach Music Group label.

“I never did it because I always thought I would end up f-cking the female rapper, f-cking the business up. I’m so focused on my business. I got to be honest with you,” Ross responded. “She’s looking good. I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots. I gotta f-ck her a couple of times.”

Some people labeled those comments as “misogynistic” and “sexist,” so the 41-year-old MMG boss addressed the negative reactions in a Facebook post.

Ross wrote:

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.

Boss


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