Rick Ross has said that hip-hop “without a doubt” has embraced LGBTQ+ rappers.
The likes of Lil Nas X and Saucy Santana are at the forefront of making the genre a more diverse place. However, Nas X previously claimed that he didn’t feel that hip-hop had made him feel at home, which he felt was reaffirmed by Jack Harlow being the only male rapper who agreed to feature on his album.
“Honestly, I don’t feel as respected in hip-hop or many music places in general,” he explained in September. “But these are communities that I am a part of, whether people would like it or not.
“This is something that I wanted to do because, not that my entire album is rap, but there are rap tracks on my album. I am a rapper. I am a pop star. I am a gay artist. But it’s like, I belong in these places, you know?”
Now, Rick Ross has weighed into the debate while in conversation with Quentin Latham of FOX Soul and said, “I believe hip-hop has already embraced it. Without a doubt.”
When asked about fellow Florida artist Saucy Santana, Rozay said: “I’m not familiar with the name Santana. But live your life, chase your dreams and go hard, man. Go hard.”
Watch their discussion below.