Young Rome Slams Marques Houston’s ‘Baggage’ Remarks

Lyndon Abioye |

Former Immature band member Young Rome has spoken against Marques Houston’s recent comments, bashing single mothers and defending his age gap relationship.

“It’s unfortunate that in the moment of mourning and grieving my brother, I would have to speak on statements that I do not agree with. But as a member of Immature, I would like to extend my sincerest apologies in regards to the insensitive statements 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 hardships we will never fully understand. Women today have enough battles to endure including the policing of their bodies, equal pay in the workplaces, and beauty standards,” he continued. It is never ok to degrade one group of women in order to praise another. Black women in particular are often on the receiving end of the constant negative stereotypes they fight against daily. As an adolescent group of the 90s, we did not fully understand the concept of colorism in the entertainment industry and never intentionally isolated any particular 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 who happen to be hardworking single mothers. As artists, it has always been important to us that the content of our music and who we represent as men would never disrespect women (especially women of color) and his views do not reflect those of the group.”

After making the comments and doubling down after, Marques eventually apologized…fans speculate that his bags may be in jeopardy and he was forced to apologized by the powers that be.

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