Rick Ross Opens Up About Reebok Deal, Says It’s “A Learning Situation” For His Artists
Rick Ross’ fallout from his Reebok deal was heavily documented in the press, but now things have settled down. In his interview with MTV News, MMG’s head honcho reflects on the entire situation and what he took away from it.
Quite possibly Rozay’s biggest concern was giving the opportunity for his artists to learn a valuable lesson. “It most definitely was a learning situation and just for the little homeys, just something for them to take away,” Ross said. “That’s what’s important to me, what they take away from it.”
Rozay was under scrutiny for his lyric on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O,” which allegedly had him promoting date rape. In April, Reebok would cut ties with Rozay after growing backlash from women’s rights organization like UltraViolet. Though Ross expressed that wasn’t his intention, many questioned the merit of artists and their influence on listeners.
Just recently, Rockie Fresh signed with Puma, as well as his labelmate Meek Mill. Rozay hopes his crew can better themselves from his situation. As far as his relationship with Reebok, Rozay says they’re still on good terms. “At the end of the day, once the dust settles we’ll just readdress the situation—once the time is right,” he said. “As far as myself and Reebok, we got a healthy situation.”
[via MTV News]