I was reading one of my most favorite blog sites: Necolebitchie.com, and came across an article about Chrisette Michele’s feelings towards Rick Ross going M.I.A. at the Soul Train Awards. If you don’t know the story, here’s what happened:
Rick Ross lost an award to Eminem and decided to walk out! Chrisette sent him a text out of concern but Ricky Ross The Big Boss never replied! The two were supposed to perform their new hit, “Aston Martin Music” featuring Drake. According to Chrisette, the performance was not only going to help her record sales but shed a positive light on Hip Hop in the eyes of Corporate America.
She tweeted about her disappointment and how the music community specifically R&B Soul and Hip Hop represents itself. The tweet did not reference Rick Ross but in a recent interview, she does confirm it was sparked by that incident.
I agree with Chrisette, as a community that has struggled to even get recognition and respect on a world wide scale, one cannot let loosing stop them, especially abruptly like in the case with Rick Ross. So what if you loose? That’s not the point! As an artist it should be about showing your fans and the world your talent and what you stand for. Maybe he’s just a sore loser? Who knows! Ricky Ross needs to step it up big time. I have a lot of love for him and hopefully he learns a valuable lesson from this experience.
Here’s Cherry Martinez’s interview with Chrisette courtesy of BitchieTV!