News: Rick Ross Apologizes To Gay Community, "I'm Willing To Do A Record W/ An Openly Gay Artist" [Video]
Monday, Mar 23, 2009 10:30AM
After reportedly taking heat for the derogatory anti-gay names he's called 50 Cent, Rick Ross has given a back-handed apology to the gay community by offering to make a song with a gay artist, "such as Curly."
The "Boss" recently made a video clip showing his sincerity to any fans he may have offended.
"I heard I offended the homosexual community," Ross said. "I sincerely apologize to the people I've offended...And just to let the gay community know how sincere I am with my apologies, I'm offering and willing to do a record with an openly gay artist such as Curly, Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent...Even Elton John...Both two great gay artists...So now all the gays, we good. Peace." (World Star Hip Hop)
Ross has been using his anti-50 campaign as a platform to label the G-Unit leader as a closet homosexual on various occasions.
"He's not straight, he's a f*g, he's gay, you know it, I know it" Ross said in an interview with Devi Dev. "Listen, we're not gonna waste time on Curly, he's a monkey, he can't dress...Do us the biggest favor, stop f*cking up those Dr. Dre beats." (Hard Knock TV)
In addition to verbal jabs, Ross' disses have also inspired an alleged fan to release a gay-based cartoon targeting G-Unit on "Gay-Unit Workouts."
"Yo son, get your a** off my tongue so I can speak," an animated 50 tells Tony Yayo on the clip. "Eh yo so, I'm thinking later on I'mma buy us all some matching clothes. I think I blew a hole in my pants today, Yayo. "Nah Fif, it looks good, no problems over here. But for real son, that n*gga Ross f*cked you up on that 'Mafia Music' son but I heard he got some new sh*t though...called 'Magnificent' John Legend, son. Sh*t son, I don't know what the f*ck we gonna do." (Google Video)
While the Miami rapper has said Fif's "Pimpin Curly" character is gay, Fif cites his fictional character as a way to profit from Ross' attempted negative label.
"Pimpin' Curly was something that spawned from a joke, I believe," Fif said in an interview. "Rick Ross was attempting to make a joke, and I think Curly comes from Moe, Larry and Curly. And he called me Curly and I created a character based on it in order to respond to Rick Ross, Pimp Ken and Foxy Brown all at one time. That small portion of a skit that I came up with, we developed what is becoming a hit webisode. (AOL Black Voices)
Check out Ross' apology to the gay community below: