Rick Ross has stepped forward to apologize for some misogynistic comments about female rappers amidst growing criticism.
The Bawse gets very frank during an interview on The Breakfast Club this week while responding to a question about why he has yet to sign a female rapper to his label Maybach Music Group. Ross said that he will likely have sex with a female artist if he signs them to the label. The entire exchange was very funny but that didn’t take away from the misogynistic nature of the statement. A bunch of females in the entertainment world and some fans have been sounding off on social media against the rapper and now he has apologized.
“I want to address an insensitive comment I made on a very sensitive issue, especially in a minority dominated industry like hip-hop,” Rick Ross said in a statement posted on Facebook. “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,” he continues. “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.”
Rick Ross is currently looking to sign his first female rapper perhaps from his new reality show SIGNED on VH1. The MMG rapper, The-Dream, and Lenny S. are the three judges on the show where contestants gets a chance to show off their talent while embarking on a development process.