As previously reported, Chrisette denounced Ross after he lost the “Best Hip-Hop Song” category to Eminem and was scene storming out of the awards angrily shortly after.
In an excerpt of her blog, she writes,
“Who stands off at an award show because they don’t win? An award is winning at being as “stuck in a category” as possible.”
Now Rozay is speaking his mind on the situation and tells The Source that he left because of a performance issue he was “uncomfortable with”, not because he lost to Eminem.
“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.”
Ross also emphasized that his walk-out had nothing to do with his fellow rapper or Chrisette Michele, and hints at a possible problem with other guests that were set to be invited onstage for the performance.
“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.”
The Source’s ‘Man Of The Year’ also adds that he wasn’t too pleased with Chrisette’s blog and says that it could cause him to look at her differently adding that he might think her hat or recent hair cut are “ugly.”
“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.”
As previously reported, Rick Ross was not nominated for a Grammy this year.