Rick Ross won’t sign female artists because he “gotta fuck a couple of times”
Rick Ross is notorious for making extremely offensive statements, not only in his music, but also on and off the record. The misogynist hip hop artist caught backlash a few years ago when Reebok ended a relationship with him because of graphic lyrics which promoted rape culture on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” remix. The deeply disturbing verses, “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that / She ain’t even know it” are just one of the many disgusting examples that shed light to Rick Ross’s objectification of women.
In an interview with the Breakfast Club yesterday, interviewer Angela Yee asked if Rick Ross would ever sign a female rapper to his Maybach Music Group label, and he responded,
“You know, I never did it because I always thought I would end up fucking the female rapper, fucking the business up. I’m so focused on the business. I gotta be honest with you! She looking good, I’m spending so much money on the photo shoots, I gotta fuck a couple of times.”
The shocking footage of the interview shows all the men in the room laughing at Ross’s comment. However, reducing women to sexual objects, the way Ross did, is never something to joke about, and perpetuates discrimination. The crude and inappropriate “joke” made by one of hip hop’s most famous artists is just another testament to the oppression women in the music industry face.