*Chrisette Michele took a bold move and called out Rick Ross after he stormed out of the Soul Train Music Awards when he lost “Best Hip-Hop Song” to Eminem. Now she is “suffering” the repercussions from Rick Ross himself.
In a Source magazine article, the rotund Miami rapper responded to his obviously unexpected reaction, saying it wasn’t his loss to Eminem that got prompted him to exit stage right, but it was the circumstances.
“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.”
In a tasteful way, Ross added that his reaction had nothing to do with Eminem or Chrisette Michele. He emphasized that he was just happy to be recognized and he definitely agreed that Eminem made a big record. His grand exit had more to do with the strange arrangement of rehearsals, performances, and producers.
“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 shows 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.”
Finally, Ross said that Chrisette’s choice of words and blog post were uncalled for and “ugly.” She took it over the top and definitely overreacted without knowing the facts.
“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.”
Umm, Earth to Rick Ross. That ain’t gonna happen either ’cause you didn’t get a Grammy nomination this year. Hello!