Rick Ross Responds To Chrisette Michele’s “Renouncing” Of Hip Hop

Back in November, it was reported that Rick Ross walked out of the Soul Train Awards after losing out to Eminem in the “Best Hip Hop Song” category. Chrisette Michele, who was due to perform “Aston Martin Music” with Ross before the alleged incident, took to her blog to vent.

Chrisette, who has collaborated with Ross on a few occasions, directed her anger at the hip hop culture in general. “If this is the way hip hop is then I denounce it.” She stated, before questioning,”Who stands off at an award show because they don’t win?”

Well, Ross sat down with The Source Magazine for December/January’s edition, and tells his version of events, while responding to Chrisette’s comments:

Your third hit single this year was “Aston Martin Music” featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele. It earned a bit of controversy after you left the Soul Train Awards without performing the record. Chrisette got upset, even tweeting “If this is the way of Hip-Hop is then I denounce it.” What Happened?

Rick Ross: Basically, I had an opportunity to perform “Aston Martin Music,” which Def Jam put together. The day before the awards I went there for rehearsal…it was a lot of things going on onstage and for the first time, me being at an award show I had no input. It was a little uncomfortable. I just came from the BET Hip-Hop Awards [where I invited] MC Hammer down to the pyro stage. As a result, we were voted the number one performance at the awards. I wouldn’t risk that for a three-minute opportunity I’m not comfortable with.

The word coming from the show was they you were upset Eminem beat you in the Song Of the Year category and you stormed out.

Rick Ross: Not at all. I’ve been going to award shows for a long time and I’ve never had a problem with who won. I’m happy I’m recognized. We were in the trailer, going over these particular [performance] issues [with the sows producer]. Out of respect, we came back out there to give them a reaction to the nomination. They gave the award to Eminem. I applauded. Big Record. That wasn’t the issue. Like I said, the things we requested weren’t met. It had nothing to do with Chrisette Michele. It may have had to do with me not knowing the other 50 people that were onstage at [rehearsal] and we doing my record.

Have you talked to Chrisette?

Rick Ross: I haven’t spoken to Chrisette Michele or her team. but I didn’t speak to her to [invite her to] the show either. It was something maybe the label set up. [But] her choice of words were ugly. Denouncing Hip-Hop, that ain’t cool. Using ugly words could give off the wrong impression. That could make your hat look ugly to me now. That could make your haircut look ugly to me now. Hopefully if we win a Grammy, she’ll come out and accept it with your boy. Give me a kiss on the cheek.

Hahaha “that could make your hat look ugly”? Okay Ricky.

[Spotted @ Karen Civil]