Rapper Rick Ross was asked in a radio interview last week why he had never signed a woman to his label, Maybach Music Group.
'You know,' he ruminated, 'I never did it because I always thought I would end up fucking a female rapper and fucking the business up.'
'I'm so focused on my business,' Rick went on. '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 fuck a couple times.'
Hmmkay. You can watch the spectacularly sexist and downright lewd comments in the clip below:
After receiving backlash for his remarks, Ross appears to be backpedalling on his stance.
Now, the 'She on My Dick' rapper has explained that his 'comment is not a reflection on [his] beliefs on the issue.'
He wrote in a Facebook post:
'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 two 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.'
The MC said he hopes to 'create positive discussion to implement change' on the issue of sexism in the industry.
He added that he '[looks] forward' to continue working with and supporting female artists, combining his apology with a plug for his new VH1 reality series, Signed. Ross is a mentor on the show, in which artists battle for the chance to earn a slot on Maybach Music Group.
As for whether he planned to sign women to Maybach Music Group not through a reality TV show, Rick had this to say:
'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.'
We'll be waiting, Rick.