Rick Ross Underfire Over Rape Lyric

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We all know that rappers have the tendency to put their foot in their mouths when it comes to rapping on their tracks, but now it looks like Rick Ross has done the same, but ten ties worse.

Ross is coming under fire when the lyrics to his song, “U.O.E.N.O,” appears to condone date rape. The line, “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.” Now the rapper is trying to back pedal during a radio interview on 93.3 in New Orleans.

“Woman is the most precious gift known to man. And there was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation,” 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,” the rapper added.

Currently there is petition being passed around to encourage Reebok to drop Ross as a spokesperson due to the line from the song.

“We are appalled that Reebok would pay a spokesperson who brags about enjoying drugging and raping a woman,” said Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of the women’s rights group UltraViolet, in a recently released statement. “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.'”

The petition which was started by Chaudhary’s UltraViolet group, currently has accumulated 51,000 signatures in less than 15 hours. No word from Reebok about the petition or the controversial lyric.

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