Rest easy, female rappers; Rick Ross now feels that he could keep his libido in check around you. But he’s still totally hot for self-promotion.
Rap impresario Ross, who this week drew criticism after he said that he hadn’t yet signed a woman to his Maybach Music Group label because “I would end up f—ing a female rapper,” has apologized for the comment, calling it “insensitive” and a “mistake I regret.”
He also managed to work in a plug for his new VH1 reality show “Signed,” which premiered Wednesday.
In a lengthy Facebook post Thursday, Ross wrote, “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.”
Adding that his comment was “not [a] reflection of my beliefs on the issue,” Ross wrote, “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.”
And then came the pitch.
“I look forward to continue working with & supporting female artists. 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,” Ross wrote.
See, ladies? Rick Ross totally appreciates you. You’re welcome.
Ross explained why he hadn’t yet signed a female artist during an interview with the hosts of “The Breakfast Club” syndicated radio show earlier this week.
“You know, I never did it because I always thought, like, I would end up f—ing a female rapper and f—ing the business up,” Ross told the hosts of the Power 105 show on Monday.
“I’m so focused on my business. I just, I gotta be honest with you,” he continued. “You know, she looking good. I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots. I gotta f— her a couple times.”