Rick Ross shared some encouraging words for LGBTQ artists in hip-hop and announced his support.
Maybe gay rappers like [Saucy] Santana are in the game?” he asked in an interview ahead of Rozay‘s Miami Gardens performance over the weekend.
“I don’t know the name Santana, but live your life, pursue your dreams and go hard, man. Go hard,” the 46-year-old replied, highlighting the 12:44 mark above.
If given one more question: “Do you think hip-hop will fully embrace the LGBT community?” —Ross replied: “I believe hip-hop has already embraced it. Unquestionably. Yes, so am I.’’
Rick Ross accused of Homophobia in 2018
In 2018, Ross was called out for using a homophobic slur, referring to 6ix9 in his feature on Meek Mill‘s Championships album Cut “What’s Free.” Later in the conversation with Dineva, Ross spoke openly about rappers from Miami and artists in other cities if they received the same support.
“I’ll be honest.” “It’s not something I really want to lock in because I feel like Miami artists can be as big as any artist in the world. What we have to accept and realize is that we are so stupid that we are so unique that we do what a lot of people have done for years. Whatever’s in Miami, Carol City, Liberty City, Overtown, it’s a unique vibe. Others take many years to catch, but once they do, it’s priceless.” he said.
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.
Check out the full interview up top.