Rick Ross Walks Out Of Soul Train Awards, Chrisette Michele Reacts Via Blog

At the 2010 Soul Train Awards, which took place on the10th November in Atlanta, Rick Ross decided to walk out after Eminem won the award for Best Hip Hop Song. Ross, who himself was nominated in the category, was scheduled to perform “Aston Martin Music” with Chrisette Michele but left the ceremony right before they were due to hit the stage.

Understandably, Chrisette Michele was non too pleased by Rick Ross’ actions and as a result, took to her personal blog to vent her displeasure:

Award Show:

If this is the way hip hop is then I denounce it.

This is not about ego. This is about what I can bring to the world. My life is for the people. I live to give.

It’s my desire to bring life and freedom light and love everywhere I go. Upward mobility in the brown skinned community.

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 ecclectic. 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 damn 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.

LET FREEDOM REIGN – in stores NOVEMBER 30th. Go pick that up.

Maybe I’ll call my 4th album “winners : just like every body else” maybe not.

I pray with every song I sing Im singing from the bottom of my heart. 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.

[via chrisettemichele.tumblr.com]

Damn… To be honest, even though I don’t necessarily agree with his (alleged) reason, I can understand why Rick walked out.

The fact is Rick Ross knows how to make good music and beyond that he knows how to make a an album that one can listen to from start to finish. Unfortunately, however, Rick Ross has been getting snubbed at awards ceremonies ever since the release of his first album, Port Of Miami, not to mention the atrocious snub he received from the 2010 Grammy Awards by not being nominated for his near flawless Deeper Than Rap album.

After putting out two of some of the best bodies of work in Hip Hop, over the last two years, one can sympathy with Rick’s (alleged) reason for walking out. However, Rick should have looked at the bigger picture; Rick Ross arguably released the best Hip Hop album of 2010 which featured an unlikely pairing of him and soultress Chrisette Michele. I say unlikely because I doubt many, if any, people saw their collaboration, the critically acclaimed “Aston Martin Music”, coming, let alone Chrisette Michele’s core fan base. Rick could have, at least taken that (i.e the bigger picture) in mind and stayed to perform which would have given him a chance to have been exposed to those who don’t necessarily listen to his brand of Hip Hop music.

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