MMG Boss Rick Ross recently made way to The Breakfast Club earlier this week where the rapper made comments toward female emcee’s saying he wouldn’t sign female rappers to his label because he “would end up fucking a female rapper and fucking the business up.”
Making way to social media and Facebook, Ross issued an apology for his comment ,
“I want to address an insensitive comment I made on a very sensitive issue, especially in a minority dominated industry like hip hop,” the statement read. “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,” it continued. “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.”
This all coming just after Wednesday’s premiere of VH1’S Reality show SIGNED, which showcases Ross and a panel of artists/executives in search of new talent. He later made comments that his mistake doesn’t reflect MMG in any way.
“I look forward to continue working with & supporting female artists,” the statement concluded. “My discovery process was documented by vh1 on #signed which premiered last night. Many of the most talented artists you’ll see in the running to be the next #MMG superstars are female artists. I look forward to clarifying my comments through my support. Thank you to everyone who’s going through the journey with me, we coming out everyday stronger. Boss.”
Rick Ross showed his respect for female rappers with a few more post that can be viewed below along with the full original Facebook post.