Rick Ross has delivered a back-handed apology to the gay community after coming under fire for calling 50 Cent derogatory names - by offering to collaborate with a homosexual artist "such as 50 CENT".
Ross has been embroiled in a bitter war of words with the In Da Club hitmaker this year (09), with each MC looking for ways to discredit the other.
He recently attracted criticism after trying to expose 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, as a secret homosexual, insisting in a recent interview his fellow rapper is "not straight, he's a f*g, he's gay, you know it, I know it."
But now Ross has offered to make amends for the slur by recording a track with a homosexual artist - naming 50 as one of the "gay" stars he would most like to work with.
In a video clip posted online, Ross says, "I heard I offended the homosexual community. I sincerely apologise to the people I've offended... 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 an openly gay artist such as Curly (50 Cent), Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent... Even Elton John... Both two great gay artists...So now all the gays, we good. Peace."