Rick Ross Apologizes for ‘Lyric Interpreted as Rape’

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Rick Ross landed in hot water after his suggestive lyrics about rape on “U.O.E.N.O.” In the wake of the controversy, the Maybach Music mogul has issued an apology to the public and his business partners.

On Rocko’s Gift of Gab 2 mixtape cut “U.O.E.N.O.,” Rozay talks about slipping a molly in a woman’s drink and taking her home. “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,” he raps.

After facing pressure from the public, sponsors, and activists, he took to Twitter to apologize. “I dont condone rape.Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape. #BOSS,” he tweeted.

He also tweeted an apology to his sponsors including Reebok. “Apologies to my many business partners,who would never promote violence against women. @ReebokClassics @ultraviolet.”

During a visit to New Orleans radio station Q93 last month, he denied that the lyrics were implying date rape.

“I want to make sure this is clear that woman is the most precious gift known to man,” said the 37-year-old rapper. “It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term rape wasn’t used.”

UltraViolet has called for Reebok to drop Ross as its spokesman. The women’s rights organization plans to deliver their “Drop Rick Ross” petition to Reebok’s flagship store in New York City today.

“We appreciate that you don’t condone rape but what’s upsetting is that you’re rapping about it & don’t know it,” they told Ross. “Slipping a woman a drug and ‘enjoying’ her is rape. #CONSENT #EndRapeCulture.”

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15 Comments

  1. GoodGold

    Who wears Reebok?

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    Ice Reply:

    @GoodGold, Truth.

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    BobbyBorisovvv Reply:

    @Ice, Not you two.

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  2. Hov

    who the fuck cares about stupid lyrics? smh i hate people that listen to lyrics, they mean nothing

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    Sharlyn Reply:

    @Hov, Lyrics mean nothing? Are you stupid? Why is Jay-Z your AVI if lyrics mean nothing? How old are you? 12? Just give up son.

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  3. Raj

    I’m glad his fat ass apologized but when the story first broke, I immediately thought dont just go after Ross. Big Sean said in “Clique” — “She tryna gimme that pootang, I might let my crew bang …. ” and he gets off scot free. Hold them all accountable. Women aren’t objects.

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    bobby Reply:

    @Raj, but some girls are about that crew loving and getting passed around so thats up to them. Putting a substance in a drink is rape. Im sorry but fuck his fake apology. Hes only sorry he got backlash for it

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Raj, letting a crew bang (consentually), and slipping a drug in a woman’s drink in order to rape her are two different things!! So that “Clique” line is irrelevant!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Raj, letting a crew bang (consentually) and slipping a drug into a woman’s drink in order to take advantage of her are two completely different things…so that “Clique” line is irrelevant!!

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  4. WTF

    Weak apology and as a former officer he should know that his lyrics clearly condone rape.

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  5. MmmHmm

    Ross that is not a very good apology tho

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  6. wonderland19

    Officer Ricky just proved he ain’t about that life. He is fake to the core. I could never be a fan of someone so stupid. He needs to go back to school.

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  7. Jay-Me

    If he weren’t rapping about date rape then he needs to explain what he was rapping about. He must think music fans were born yesterday. I’m not sure I can be a fan of him anymore.

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  8. Finally

    Are we really going to go there. I mean like, its just lyrics, don’t we all listen to songs that has something negative to say about females anyways; some people has no life.

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  9. sixspades

    this is funny. how come eminem didnt apologize for the things he said about killing and raping women? oh yeah, no one can touch him. haha. too bad ross.

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