News: Rick Ross Addresses Rape Lyrics & Petition Circulating To Ban Him From Radio

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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.

This sentence from a song called U.E.N.O. “You Don’t Even Know It’ off Rocko’s Gift Of Gab 2 mixtape has had Rick Ross in a lot of hot water over the past couple of weeks. He finally took to the airwaves to defend his lyrics and clear the air. He said that the lyrics have been misunderstood and:

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. So I just wanted to reach out to all my 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.

Despite Rozay’s take on the situation there are people who are looking to get the song banned from radio completely. The petition says:

‘Molly’ is the purest form of the drug ecstasy. When taken in excess this drug can cause disorientation, hallucinations, as well as cognitive impairment. In this song Rick Ross is claiming to have laced a woman’s drink with molly(i.e., roofied/drugged her) and then proceeded to have sex with her without her consent. Whether this statement is fact or fiction, it is both insensitive to assault victims, and offensive toward women. Sexual assault is a detriment to a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological health, and to be made light of in a rap song on the radio is unacceptable. If you agree, and would like this song to be taken off the radio, please sign this petition.

A radio station has already pulled his music (and Lil Wayne’s for the Emmit Till lyric in the song “Karate Chop”). It’s not clear if he knows about the petition yet but he hasn’t publicly spoken on it. Listen to the song below.



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