Back in April, Maybach Music Group leader, Rick Ross lost his deal with Reebok after women’s groups protested against a controversial lyric in Ross’ “U.O.N.E.O” verse. While the axed deal reportedly cost the Miami rapper $3.5 million dollars, he’s still making efforts to draw something positive out of situation for his MMG crew.
“I’m in a position where if I never sold another shoe, Rozay good. So it’s really about what the little homies who coming next gonna take away from it,” Ross told MTV.
The relationship between corporations and rappers has been tightly examined over the last several months as other high-profile artist with corporate connections like Lil Wayne have also been criticized for their content.
Several members of the MMG crew have dealt with big companies in recent years. Meek Mill and Rockie Fresh are linked partners with Puma, Wale endorses Skullcandy, and Stalley has worked with the Disney owned ESPN Network.
“It most definitely was a learning situation and just for the little homeys, just something for them to take away,” said Ross. “That’s what’s important to me, what they take away from it.”
Ross also briefly discussed on his own relationship with the shoe company that he had to cut ties with.
“As far as myself and Reebok, we got a healthy situation,” added Ross.
The whole MMG team will join together again for the Self Made Vol. 3 album hitting stores on August 6th.