Rick Ross Under Fire For Lyrics That Seemingly Condone Date Rape

by (@unclegrambo)

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The Teflon Don Rick Ross has certainly had better years. When Rozay’s Rolls Royce was pumped full of lead back in January, mere minutes elapsed before he was accused by 50 Cent of staging the “shooting” as a publicity stunt. Now, he’s come under a different kind of fire for some recent rhymes he laid down in his new track “U.O.E.N.O.” that seemingly condone date rape.


The lyric that has people getting heated goes as follows: “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.” Molly, for those of you who might not be familiar, is a club drug related to Ecstasy (or MDMA), and the way that Ross humblebrags about its usage in the track, it’s pretty apparent that: 1) the female subject is not aware that she took the drug and 2) Rozay likes the way it lowers the ladies’ inhibitions to the point that they aren’t fully present in the moment.

Fox News is reporting that anti-date rape groups have begun pressuring Reebok, a company that Ross endorses, to part ways with the controversial rapper. Seeing the potential damage that this song could do to his pocketbook, Ross has begun backpedaling publicly as a means to apologize for his insensitive choice of lyrics, telling New Orleans radio station Q93 the following:

“I wanted to come down to the radio station. There is certain things you can’t tweet, you have to verbalize. I want to make sure this is clear, that woman is the most precious gift known to man, you understand? It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term rape wasn’t used. I would never use the term rape. As far as my camp, hip hop don’t condone that. The streets don’t condone that. Nobody condones that. So I wanted to reach out to all the queens that’s on my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that have been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding. We don’t condone rape and I’m not with that.”

So, what say you?

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