This week, rapper Rick Ross was criticized by both his fans and the media over controversial lyrics in his song, “U.O.E.N.O.”
The lyric seems to commend date rape,” which is unacceptable on EVERY level. He rhymes:
Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that–she ain’t even know it.”
That sort of talk obviously does not sit well and a petition has been started asking Reebok to withdraw their endorsement with Ross.
Rewarding a man who brags about raping women sends a dangerous message. Rick Ross’ lyrics about drugging and raping a woman are offensive and outrageous, and Reebok should drop him as a spokesperson immediately.”
Rozay did a radio interview and finally addressed his lyrics and said it’s all just a misunderstanding.
I want to make sure this is clear that woman is the most precious gift known to man. It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term rape wasn’t used. But I would never use the term rape in my records and as far as my camp, hip-hop don’t condone that, the streets don’t condone that. Nobody condones that. I just wanted to reach out to all the queens that’s on my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that had been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding. We don’t condone rape and I’m not with that.”
Do you feel his explanation was heartfelt?