About DAMN Time!
We know that Rick Ross calls himself “THE BOSS,” but his recent comments during his interview with Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” were disgusting to say the least!
For the uninformed, during the interview Ross explained why he never signed a female rapper to the MMG label.
“You know, I never did [sign a female rapper] because I always thought that like I would end up f**king the female rapper [and then] f**king the business up. 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 f**k a couple times.”
Say what now?!
Of course, once the video was released social media went crazy! Feminist groups and women in “general” were appaulled at such a misogynistic statement. How dare you???? Just because you’re cutting the check for YOUR artist doesn’t mean your ‘entitled’ to sleep with her!
All of the backlash associated with Ross’ statement caused him & his team to do a little “damage control.”
He took to his facebook account with the following to say:
“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 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 artist you’ll see in the running to be the next #MMG superstars are female artist. 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.”
And here’s the thing, the comment was bad…. BUT his attitude toward women was disgusting throughout the entire interview. Starting with the fact that he requested co-host Angela Yee to show “more leg” while he’s in the room, and further asking her to come to his pool party and “twerk.”
Make sure to check out Ross’ interview with “The Breakfast Club” above.