Young Rome slams Marques Houston’s ‘baggage’ remarks

Former Immature band member Young Rome has spoken out against recent comments from Marques Houston, blasting single moms and defending his age gap relationship.

“It is unfortunate that at this moment of grief for my brother, I have to speak about statements I disagree with. But as a member of Immature, I sincerely apologize for the insensitive comments made by my former group member Marques Houston,” Young Rome wrote on Instagram.

“We were raised by a tribe of strong, independent women who faced difficulties we will never fully understand. Women have to endure enough struggles today, including having their bodies monitored, equal pay in the workplace and standards of beauty,” he continued. It’s never okay to demean one group of women to praise another. Black women in particular are often victims of the constant negative stereotypes they fight against on a daily basis. As a ’90s youth group, we didn’t fully understand the concept of colorism in the entertainment industry and never intentionally isolated a specific group of women in the music videos.”

He added: “We would be nothing without the loyal fans who have stood by us for three decades, some of whom are hardworking single mothers. As artists it has always been important to us that the content of our music and the person we represent as men would never disrespect women (especially women of color) and his views would not reflect those of the group.”

After making the comments and doubling down afterwards, Marques finally apologized… fans speculate his pockets may be in danger and he was forced by those in power to apologize.

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