Legally troubled rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross gave an interview to Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” today, touching on many moments of his varied, occasionally arrested career. One moment—focusing on how he handles personnel management at his businesses—stood out, though, as reported on by Pitchfork. When asked by co-host Angela Lee why his label Maybach Music Group had never signed a female rapper, Ross responded with a pretty standard music industry deflection: He’s worried he’d inevitably have sex with the talent in question.
“You know, I never did it because I always thought, like, I would end up fucking a female rapper and fucking the business up,” Ross said, and it’s worth pointing out that at no point in this frank discussion of human resources protocol does Ross indicated that he’d try to have sex with his employee. In Ross’ world, apparently, fucking just spontaneously happens. (Apropos of nothing, here’s your quick reminder that the rapper once lost a Reebok deal for a verse where he fantasized that he’d “Put Molly all in the champagne/ She ain’t even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ain’t even know it.”) “I’m so focused on my business,” he said, expanding on this fantastical scenario. “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.”
Ross does clarify that his “gotta fuck” philosophy doesn’t apply to minors, noting that, if he was approached by a talented 17-year-old female rapper, he’d evaluate her work on its own merits, and not solely on his primordial urge to ejaculate in her proximity. The whole exchange begins at 8:45 in the video below: