Rick Ross Apologizes For Offensive Comments About The MCs
"All of my empire's of the spinal column is led by 2 of the strongest people that I know and happen to be women, my mother and my sister."
Maybach Music Music Group CEO Rick Ross went on record during an interview with The Breakfast Club earlier this week, saying that not signing female rappers to their label because it "will end up fucking a woman rapper and the shit business." Thursday (July 27), Rozay issued an apology for his comments through Facebook.
"I want to speak to an insensitive comment that I made on a very sensitive subject, particularly in a minority dominated industry like hip hop," the statement read. "All of my empire of the spinal column is led by 2 of the strongest people that I know and happen to be women, my mother and my sister. The operations do not function without them and I have the highest regard and respect for women in this industry. I have a daughter of myself, my most precious gift in the world.
"My comment is not a reflection of my beliefs on the subject," he continued. "A mistake I regret. I hope to use my error, my platform and community to create a constructive debate to implement the change on a very important topic. respect for those who stand up to say hey that is not right. Now is the time to accept responsibility and we all do better."
After the video was published, he received great backlash through social media and various points of sale (including HipHopDX).
It also follows Wednesday night (July 26th) at the premiere of VH1's new reality show, SIGNED, with Ross and a panel of notable artists/executives in search of new artists. He made it clear that their comments do not reflect how things work in the MMG.
"I hope to continue working with and supporting women artists," the statement concluded. "My process of discovery was documented by vh1 at #signed which premiered last night. Many of the most talented artists that you can see in the running to be the next #MMG superstars are women artists. I hope to clarify my comments through my support. Thanks to all who are going through the journey with me, is leaving day-to-day more str