Rick Ross is apologizing for comments he made on The Breakfast Club earlier this week.
In case you missed it, the rapper went on the show and said he hasn’t signed any female artists to his label because, “I always thought, like, I would end up f***ing a female rapper and f***ing the business up.”
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Now, Rozay is admitting that he made a mistake. He issued a statement, saying:
“I want to address an insensitive comment I made on a very sensitive issue, especially in a minority dominated industry like hip-hop,” he wrote. “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.
The Idols Become Rivals rapper continued to show his respect and admiration for women in the music industry. He further adds that he looks forward to working with and supporting female artists.
“My comment is not reflection of my beliefs on the issue,” he added. “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.”
Furthermore, Ross claims:
“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.”
SOURCE – thehollywoodunlocked.com