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