In a new statement, Rick Ross is assuring fans he has no problem with women and says comments he made about why he hasn’t signed a woman to his record label is a “mistake.”
“My entire empire’s backbone is led by two of the strongest people I know and they happen to be women: my mother and sister.” Ross wrote in a Thursday, July 27, Facebook post. “My comment is not [a] reflection of my beliefs on the issue. [It’s] 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. [I have] respect for the ones who stand up to say, ‘Hey that isn’t right.’ Now it’s time to accept responsibility and … do better.”
I want to address an insensitive comment I made on a very sensitive issue, especially in a minority dominated industry…
The MC also mentioned the women who are competing to get signed to his Maybach Music Group label on the Vh1 reality show, “Signed.” The series follows rappers and R&B singers as they try to score contracts with Ross, Lenny S.’s Rock Nation and The-Dream’s Radio Killa Records.
Most fans praised Ross’ comments.
But some were unimpressed by the apology.
Ross received backlash Thursday when he appeared on “The Breakfast Club” and said he wouldn’t sign a woman to MMG because he wouldn’t be able to keep himself from having sex with them.
“I always thought I would end up f—— the female rapper and f— the business up,” he said Monday. “I’m so focused on my business. I got to be honest with you. She’s looking good, I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots, I got to f— a couple of times.”