The Rick Ross-50 Cent beef takes an interesting turn. After taking some heat for calling 50 Cent a closet homosexual and a "fag"—among other colorful names—Miami-based Ross offers a left-handed apology in a video "apology" to the gay community and slyly maintains his willingness to record with "openly gay artist ... such as 50 Cent."
Ross says, "I heard I offended the homosexual community recently with terms I've been using the last few weeks—terms like fags, punks, homos, gays—we all know. What I want to say is I apologize. I sincerely apologize to the gay community, to the people I offended with the words like fags, gays, punks. You know, words like that. I apologize. And just to let the gay community know how sincere I am with my apologies ... I'm offering and willing to do a record with a openly gay artist such as Curly, Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent. We all know he's gay. I'm willing to do a song. Even Elton John. Both two great gay artists... So I apologize to the gay community. So now that that's out the way ... Now all the gays, we good. Peace."
The reference to "Curly" is to Fifty's Jherri Curl-wearing "Pimpin' Curly" video which mocked Rick Ross. In recent years, Fifty Cent, who has gaybashed during much of his career, has been relentlessly gay-baited by rival rappers and was even portrayed on a mix tape with a lipstick-smeared face and in a tender embrace with fellow G Unit members.
Rick Ross' video "apology" after the jump.