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Rick Ross Issues Formal Apology for Rape Lyrics Controversy

April 12, 2013 · Posted in news · 5 Comments 

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After being the target of a 100,000 signature petition by Women’s Rights group UltraViolet, (which ultimately brought an end to his gig with Reebok) Rick Ross has finally issued his formal apology for his controversial “rape” lyrics on Rocko’s U.O.E.N.O.
Check out the MMG Mogul’s apology below.

“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”

Since the controversy, not only has Ross been crossed out by Reebok, but Rocko has also removed his verse completely for the radio version of the song. Wiz Khalifa has now been chosen as the latest feature for “U.O.E.N.O.” and a new remix of the song is expected to drop once a week for the next five weeks.

What do you think about the apology? Is this the right move for Ricky Rozay? Let us know.

-@_RickRoman

Comments

5 Responses to “Rick Ross Issues Formal Apology for Rape Lyrics Controversy”

  1. oscar on April 12th, 2013 10:14 pm

    Only after Reebok drops him is he sorry. Would’ve been more believable if he had apologized earlier.

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  2. True on April 12th, 2013 11:50 pm

    they draged this out way to far, a lot in rap is not to be literally taken. Jay-z line “Goin in villages, killin men, women, and childern” women and childern?? come on

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  3. harry from da burn on April 13th, 2013 9:50 am

    It’s obvious how fake Ross is. This just sums up his whole life. Apologizing for lyrics he didn’t mean. Not saying he’s a bad artist, he’s just one of the fakest rapper in the game. I mean, he’s the only rapper 50 cent beat in a beef you know you a bitch. Good artist though.

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  4. Dcipher on April 13th, 2013 1:25 pm

    Hell yeah apologizing was the right decision. Folks droppin’ his ass and hurtin’ his pockets.

    Aside from that, he shouldn’t have had to apologize for what he said though. Rappers always say shit like this. Eminem, Jay Z, and so many others have talked about rape, murder, and damn near every other crime/morally outrageous act out there and no one has apologized yet.

    While you may not agree with what he says, it’s the same as a comedian having to apologize because his funny line was offensive.

    Fuck the folks out there offended by his music. Women offended? Shit, they wasn’t offended when him and his entire crew callin’ them bitches, hoes, and sluts. Saying they can buy any one of them and shit. So why be offended now?

    Folks need to get the fuck on with this “I’m offended” shit.

    I live in the U.S., and we are the most hypocritical and harmful nation in the world, yet mother fuckers hollerin’ bout they offended. Bitch please.

    Ciphe out.

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    verbst Reply:

    @Dcipher,
    A-fuckin’-MEN.
    Wanted to write something like this.
    Thiubs up or the last paragraph.

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