Yea, Right: Rick Ross claims that his lyric about r@pe had nothing to do with r@pe
By Boyce Watkin
Rapper Rick Ross has been under fire this week for releasing a set of lyrics that nearly sounded like a kit for sexual assault. In the song, “U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain’t Even Know It),” Ross has a lyric about him drugging a woman and getting her to his house for s*x. For some reason, Ross seems to think that his lyrics are harmless, which puts him in contradiction with millions of other people who actually think that sexual assault is a bad thing.
“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,” Ross said.
Online petitions have been filed against Ross, asking that the song be taken off the air and that he apologize. But during an interview on Q93.3 in New Orleans, Ross seemed to feel that he could make it all go away pretty easily.
“I wanna make sure this is clear, that woman is the most precious gift known to man,” he said. He also referred to the entire situation as a “misunderstanding.”
“The term rape wasn’t used,” the rapper said. “You know, I would never use the term rape.”
Ross also says that he doesn’t condone r@pe, in spite of the fact that his lyrical content seems to suggest otherwise.
“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 reachin’ out to me with the misunderstanding,” he said. “We don’t condone rape, and I’m not with that.”