Rick Ross: Date Rape Lyrics "One of My Biggest Mistakes and Regrets"


Rick Ross: Date Rape Lyrics

Just one day after Reebok dropped him as their spokesman, Rick Ross released an official apology for date rape lyrics appearing on the Rocko track, “U.O.E.N.O.”

In the song, Ross raps, “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.”

On Thursday, the rapper posted a remorseful message on Twitter, saying, “I dont condone rape. Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape. #BOSS,” followed by, “Apologies to my many business partners,who would never promote violence against women. @ReebokClassics @ultraviolet.”

After increased pressure for the brand to drop the “You the Boss” rapper, Reebok released a statement, saying, “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so. While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse. At this time, it is in everyone”s best interest for Reebok to end its partnership with Mr. Ross.”

Despite already having been fired, Rick expanded his comments on Friday in a statement reading as follows:

“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.” William Roberts (a.k.a “Rick Ross)