Rick Ross Says for Him to Sign a Female Rapper, ‘I Gotta F— A Couple Times’
Rick Ross has some dubious signing practices for his booming Maybach Music Group imprint, to say the least. Ross has landed major rappers like Meek Mill and Wale on MMG, but no female hip-hop artists. During an appearance on The Breakfast Club, Ross was asked why he's never signed a woman to his MMG imprint. His reasoning? He would have to have sex with her.
“You know, I never did it because I always thought that like I would end up f---ing the female rapper [and then] f---ing the business up.” Ross says. “I’m so focused on my business. I gotta be honest with you. You know, she looking good and I’m spending so much money on the photoshoots…I gotta f--- a couple times.”
When asked about signing younger acts to avoid such a situation, Ross acknowledged that he could foresee signing a teen artist who he could mentor.
“I mean, most definitely,” Rick Ross says. “If she was a youngster that I felt she was bringing something to the table that dope, you know what I’m saying… just like it’s a female artist that I’ve watched her whole life in the same position was Brianna [Perry] in Miami.”
Ross has said some controversial things regarding women in the past. In 2013, the rapper found himself at the center of a major controversy for his lyrics in Rocko's hit "U.O.E.N.O." remix. In that song, Ross raps "Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain't even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ain't even know it." The lyric led to a protest against the rapper and Reebok, who had signed Ross to a major endorsement deal. He was subsequently dropped by the sneaker and apparel company. His verse was also removed from the song for radio play.
You can see the full Breakfast Club interview in the footage above. Rozay's comments regarding female rappers (around the 8:45 mark.) You can also peep some of the Twitter reactions below.