News: Chrisette Michele Blasts Rick Ross Over No-Show, "Don't Let Me Start Rapping"
Friday, Nov 12, 2010 12:05PM
R&B singer Chrisette Michele has aired out her issues with Rick Ross after he reportedly walked out on their scheduled performance during the taping of the Soul Train Awards in Georgia this week.
Details of the walk-out circulated online Thursday (November 11) evening.
At last night's taping of the Soul Train Awards in Atlanta, Rick Ross was nominated for Best Hip Hop Song and scheduled to perform "Aston Martin Music" with Chrisette Michele. But when Ross lost to Eminem in the category, he left the ceremony before hitting the stage. Obviously upset, Chrisette turned to her blog and questioned Rozay's actions. The Awards air November 28th on BET and Centric at 9PM. (Rap Radar)
Michele vented her frustrations over Ross' decision via her Tumblr account.
"Who stands off at an award show because they don't win? An award is winning at being as "stuck in a category" as possible. Congratulations to all the trophy holders who won at being the most like every one else. I could have sworn hip hop was on the come up. But apparently rapping is about venting, bashing, chauvinistic pigging, and EGO. Not cool. Don't LET me start rapping. (album in stores november 30th) They say...I'm eclectic. I'm underrated. I'm different. Well If I win an award it's because I paved a way. Every award I've won was new in it's category. You know why? Because I'm amazing at being my d*mn self. Grammy - best alternative R&B song Centric award - Soul Approved Etc. Have u even heard of those categories? Nope. But guess what? You ain't never seen another me. And u never will. No ego here. Why? Because it's none needed. My award is waking up every morning and CAKING off of what I believe in by the grace of God." (Chrisette Michele's Tumblr)
The singer also downplayed the hype that accompanies winning awards.
"If all we want is an award for telling our truths, then we really have no true reason. This isn't a competition. This is a stage for self expression and I'm grateful for the opportunity to live on it. I'd sing even if nobody sang along. -from the bottom of my disappointed heart. Hip Hop... Man up. I wanted to be supportive but I can't understand you. I believed in you... But apparently you're so high you can't even see what the world needs. Is all hip hop like that? Absolutely not! But some of it certainly is. Let me spit a few bars. I'm not that kinda hip hop. I rep hip hop too. But not that kinda ego trippin foolery. Chrisette Michele - the girl on that Aston Martin Music record...Spread love." (Chrisette Michele's Tumblr)
Ross and Michele's "Aston Martin Music" video debuted online last month.
In Rick Ross' latest video, "Aston Martin Music," the Miami rapper rides smooth in a luxury automobile of the make mentioned in the song's title. As the clip's story line unfolds, his love interest hits a speed bump as the feds nab her on the strip for a crime Ross committed. "When I'm alone in my room, sometimes I stare at the walls," Ross raps on the song -- in a nod to LL Cool J's "I Need Love" -- after losing his leading lady. "Automatic weapons on the floor, but who can you call?/ My down b*tch, one who lives by the code/ Put this music sh-- aside, get it on the road." Later in the video, Ross' woman is sprung from prison after finishing her bid, and the rapper is waiting for her with keys to her own Aston Martin. (MTV)
Check out the "Aston Martin Music" video below: