Rick Ross shared some words of encouragement for LGBTQ artists in hip-hop.
During an interview ahead of Rozay’s Miami Gardens performance over the weekend, Funky Dineva asked, “What is your take on gay rappers, like [Saucy] Santana perhaps, coming into the game?”
“I’m not familiar with the name Santana, but live your life, chase your dreams, and go hard, man. Go hard,” the 46-year-old answered emphatically at the 12:44 mark above.
Given one more question—“Do you think hip-hop will ever embrace the LGBT community fully?”—Ross responded, “I believe hip-hop has already embraced it. Without a doubt. Yeah.”
In 2018 Ross was called out for using a homophobic slur in his feature on Meek Mill’s Championships album cut “What’s Free” in reference to 6ix9ine.
Later in the conversation with Dineva, Ross opened up about rappers from Miami and if they receive the same support as artists in other cities. “I’ma be honest,” he said. “That’s nothing that I really want to lock into because I feel like Miami artists could be just as big as any artist in the world.
What we gotta accept and realize is we so dope, we so unique, we do things that a lot of people take years to [do]. That vibe we have in Miami, in Carol City, in Liberty City, in Overtown, whatever it is, it’s such a unique vibe. It take others many, many years to catch on to, but once they do, it’s priceless.”
Asked what he’d like to see for a Florida version of the latest Super Bowl Halftime Show’s L.A.-centric ode to hip-hop. Rozay called for performances from Uncle Luke, Trick Daddy, JT Money, Trina, and the “biggest boss” of them all, himself.
“When I walk out, I come out in a helicopter and the confetti will fall with my face on it everywhere and everybody will be trying to catch it in they pocket and go home with it,” he said.
Elsewhere, he admitted he was “a little nervous” when he rode a camel on a recent trip to Dubai. “I’ve never been on a camel, I never heard that noise, and I never dropped down first,” he recalled.
Source :. Complex