Monday, 15 April 2013

ITS OFFICIAL! Rick Ross Officially Issues an Apology for Date-Rape Lyrics

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Just yesterday Reebok dropped William Roberts (a.k.a 'Rick Ross')." as an official spokesman because of his for Date-Rape Lyrics, the rapper finally issued a formal, more sincere apology over lyrics in his new song "U.O.E.N.O" that referenced date rape.

In case you missed the controversial lyric, here it 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." (Molly is slang for the drug Ecstasy.)

Now see Ross' statement on the matter, in full when you continue (via E! News): Read after the cut>>>

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," the statement continues. "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.
Do you think the apology cuts it? Will Reebok take him back? Will the fans?

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