Rick Ross and the Rapey Lyrics that apparently aren't Rapey at all

We've got a rather serious morning ahead of us I'm afraid. You see, quite recently Rick Ross released a song called U.O.E.N.O where he rapped,

"Put molly all in her champagne, 
she ain't even know it,
 I took her home and enjoyed that,
 she ain't even know it"

I know, you've just gone back to read it and now you're thinking "did he really say that? Could it be a metaphor for something else? Surely he didn't mean it literally... It's all banter isn't it?" No, it isn't. It cannot be interpreted as anything else but what it is because he has just outlined quite specifically the characteristics of date rape. 
Lolia Etomi, a young Nigerian student of Theology at Cambridge heard the song and created a petition which you should see and sign by clicking on the link below:

Her petition has garnered over a thousand signatures so far, and is gaining so much traction that Rick Ross sort of apologized for it. 

He said at a recent radio interview, "It was misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term 'rape' wasn't used. And I would never use the term 'rape' in my records."

He went on to say, "reach out to all the queens that's on my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that had been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding, we don't condone raping – I'm not with that."

I caught up with Lolia to see what she thought about his rather appalling apology.

"I like the fact that it's become a big enough deal that it's become a big enough deal that he'd been prompted to reply and that he's so strongly denounced rape, but his reply was not the reply that we asked for. It insulted our intelligence by saying it was all a "misunderstanding" because he did not "actually say rape". That's simply not good enough. But three other people started petitions like mine and change.org has agreed to combine them all so we'll have over 3000 signatures and put even more pressure on him and his label and as more radio stations are banning the song, maybe he'll feel the need to release a better statement than that soon."

I agree with her because according to Rick Ross' logic I could say,
"Well she wasn't exactly willing, in fact she wasn't willing at all. She said no several times but anyone who knows anything about anything knows that no really means yes so I gave her a good spanking and had my way with her."

I didn't use the term "rape" there did I?
We need to obtain a more reasonable explanation from the man. Lend your support to the cause by adding your signature to the petition here: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/rick-ross-publicly-apologize-for-glorifying-drugging-raping-a-woman

Happy Days,


Kroc Tasha said...

I don't glorify what was said in the song but I don't understand the big deal either. I feel like this petitiin should have never been started because if you petition his lyrics then petition the movie productions as well. They make films actually showing women being raped, but I guess that's ok. But yet some still go and watch those films. I'm sure that if a man was going to rape a female then that song or any song would matter because he had his mind made up anyway. And before you start with I don't know what I'm talking about then you're wrong.I was molested for many years, I was raped by a stranger and I was dated raped as well. Get a petition going to the justice dept. So they won't let rapist free because of some evidence that wasn't presented the correct way. Now that I would love to sign but this one I refuse to sign. Rick Ross is like all the other stars....trying to make money instead of out there robbing and stealing. He's not glorifying rape or horrible acts against women. He should be a learning lesson for women to not accept drinks from people they know nothing about.

Yomi Adegoke said...

Whole heartedly agree. Great post.


Afam said...

Wow! Cheers! :-)

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