Rick Ross apologizes for sexist remarks made during recent interview
Rick Ross has apologized for the controversial statements he made about female rappers during a recent interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club show. In a Facebook post, he described his “insensitive comment” as a “mistake [he regrets]” and praised the many women in his life.
During the original radio interview, the rapper revealed why he has never signed a female rapper to his record label, Maybach Music Group. “You know, I never did it because I always thought, like, I would end up fucking a female rapper and fucking the business up,” he said, “I’m so focused on my business. I just, I gotta be honest with you. You know, she looking good. I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots. I gotta fuck a couple times.”
In his apology post, Rick Ross states,
“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 two 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.”
Ross further stated that he hopes to “create positive discussion to implement change” on the issue of sexism in the industry. Read his full apology below:
H/T: Rolling Stone