During his interview with The Breakfast Club earlier this week, MMG record label owner, Rick Ross said that he would not sign female MCs in his record label. He said that by signing MCs he “would end up fucking a female rapper and fucking the business up.” After spitting these words during the interview, social media went viral on the same issue. This forced Rick Ross to apologize on his Facebook account. But even after the apology, the social media backlashed with him.
Rick Ross apologized by saying “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”.
Rick Ross continued to say “My comment is not a 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.”
There is a coincidence here though. On Wednesday night when the premiere of VH1’s SIGNED, a new reality show was done, Rick Ross and a panel of other notable artists and executives were featured in the show. This shows that Rick Ross is not “suitable” to be among the panellists because the main goal of the show is to search for new artists.
Rick Ross went on to share pictures of female rappers on his Facebook page.