Rick Ross Explains Date Rape Lyrics

Rick Ross Says You Misunderstand His Date Rape Lyrics on “U.O.E.N.O.”

Rick Ross Explains Date Rape Lyrics

Rick Ross Explains Date Rape Lyrics on “U.O.E.N.O.,”

“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.”

According to Rick Ross, we’re all either just slow or imagining that the highly controversial lyrics in his “U.O.E.N.O.” single promote/condone date rape.

In an interview on New Orleans radio station Q93.3, the rapper defends the lyrics saying:

“There’s certain things you can’t tweet. I want to make sure this is clear, that woman is the most precious gift known to man, you understand? There was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation.

The term rape wasn’t used. I would never use the term rape in my records. 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 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.”

While Ross clearly thinks there should only be a problem if you specifically say the word “rape,” describing the action is pretty much the next best thing.

And by definition, if she’s drugged, taken home, and can’t consent to sex because she “didn’t know it” happened, it’s rape. Watch his pitiful “clarification” below around the 4:55 mark.

Amusingly, he also thinks that he’s squashed the issue stating, “I feel like us being artists that’s our job. To clarify the sensitive things and the things that we know that really need to be clarified such as a situation as this.”

Well we can play the “it’s just music” or the “what about lyrics by other rappers” cards, but if this Ultra Violet petition calling for Reebok to drop Ross actually results in its desired action, his lyrics will be messing with his pockets.

He’d be losing a major deal with the athletic brand, consisting of TV commercials and print media campaigns.

Nita Chaudhury, co-founder UltraViolet, says the petition has garnered 70,000 signatures as of April 1st.

Hip-hop activist Rosa Clemente has also thrown her support behind the petition against the song and long-tolerated rape culture in general. She has asked that men lend their voice to the cause as well.

“This lyric is obviously promoting rape,” Rose says. “Not just date rape, but rape and rape culture and violence against women. We live in a society that, by the time that African American women and Latina women are 18, almost half of them — 44 percent — have been sexually abused.”