“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 said in an interview with The Breakfast Club earlier this week. “I’m so focused on my business. I just, I gotta be honest with you. You know, she looking good. I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots. I gotta f— a couple times.”
In a statement posted to Ross’ Facebook on Thursday (July 27), the CEO and rapper said he regrets his mistake, takres responsibility and hopes to do better. He also said he hopes to use his platform to create “a positive discussion to implement change” on the issue of gender equality in music.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”
Ross went on to say he looks forward to continuing to work with and support female artists and teased his role on the new VH1 show Signed, saying many of the most talented rapper and singers on the show are females.
Read his full message here: