Rick Ross speaks on losing Reebok deal & defends Cardi B amongst drugging allegations
by Derêka K. Bennett
Cardi B has been under fire ever since the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB began trending on social media. The hashtag started after a video surfaced of the rapper admitting that she used to drug and rob men before the fame.
Rick Ross came to Bardi’s defense, telling internet trolls to “leave her alone,” while on Instagram.
“Leave Cardi B alone because we don’t need to persecute her for her past we need to be leaders and lead by example,” Rick Ross said. “Regardless of what you did in your past, if you stole a car in the past, that don’t mean you shouldn’t be able to get money in the future. As long as you change your ways, and we all know Cardi B focused on the money now. She is a leader, and that’s how I feel.”
Unfortunately, Rick Ross recieved backlash after his video about Cardi surfaced. However, Rozay isn’t sour about it and says he understands what Cardi is going through, which is what made him address the allegations.
Rozay gave more context about Bardi’s situation by comparing it to his verse on Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O,” which caused him to lose a big deal with Reebok.
“In a lot of circumstances, that’s what comes with that lifestyle,” Rick Ross continued. “She never hid that. We all know that. Fortunately, I’m from Miami and I understand that. My circumstances and my incidents, why I did lose a seven-figure deal with Reebok and I took that to the chin. I have no love lost for Reebok because I needed to understand that I was a king, ya understand, and they’re right I didn’t need to promote that the parties I attended at the time from I’m from that was the lifestyle. When you look at the reaction when you perform that record, that was a popular line for a lot of muthafuckas, and that’s who “U.O.E.N.O” wrote that for. I wrote that for muthafuckas who live that lifestyle and were partying that way. Me being a king, I did not need to promote that amongst my beautiful queens.”