Rick Ross apologises for sexist comment on The Breakfast Club
Rick Ross has apologised for his recent comments on The Breakfast Club with hosts DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God, and Angela Yee.
The Maybach Music Group (MMG) boss had said that he shies away from signing female rappers because he thinks he’ll end up having sex with them and messing things up.
In a statement posted on Facebook, the rapper said:
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.