The Bawse responds to T-Pain's comments about rappers not wanting to work with Frank Ocean.
Rick Ross was placed on the podium to discuss whether or not hip hop is "ready" for all of the coming out that's been happening in pop culture, and his response is simple: "I feel your personal life is your personal life. In my personal life, you do whatever you do, and that's your business. I stay out of all of the other stuff."
In a Huffington Post Live interview, Ross tackled the topic with BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill, who provoked the thought process with the recent news of football player Michael Sam publicly announcing that he's gay; and with T-Pain accusing Jay Z and Kanye West of not wanting to work with Frank Ocean after he came out as bisexual in an open letter in 2012.
"You can't tell nobody which direction to take their art. That's the beauty of being creative in this thing we call art," Ross added, when asked if hip hop has become less inclusive as it's become more popular in the mainstream. "I'ma represent what I do in my lifestyle and I feel everybody should have that same right."
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