Rick Ross has finally responded to the criticism trailing him for rapping about raping a girl in a new song, calling it a ‘misinterpretation.’
Said he on New Orleans’ 93.3 FM last week:
‘Woman is the most precious gift known to man. And there was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation.’
The offending lyrics in question is:
‘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.’
Isn’t this implying rape? Rozay doesn’t think so. Instead, he said:
‘I would never use the term rape in my records, in my lyrics. And as far as my camp, hip-hop don’t condone that, the streets don’t condone that, nobody condones that.
‘I just want 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.’
Anyway, his attempt to defend himself may be too late, as over 50,000 people have signed an online petition by women rights group UltraViolet, requesting that he be dropped from Reebok, the company he is currently representing. A statement coming from the desk of the org’s founder Nita Chaudhary reads:
‘We are appalled that Reebok would pay a spokesperson who brags about enjoying drugging and raping a woman.
‘Reebok devotes a lot of time, energy and money to marketing to women—and now they are paying a man who is literally bragging about raping us while absurdly insisting it can’t possibly be rape if he doesn’t use the word ‘rape.’’’