Rick Ross released a formal statement on
Friday, apologizing for song lyrics that
seemingly condoned rape.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, the rapper
came under fire for the Rocko song
“U.O.E.N.O.,” where he rhymes, “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 a slang term for MDMA, better
known as ecstasy.
Ross initially apologized for anyone who
“interpreted” the lines as rape, but the
firestorm continued amid outcry that he
wasn’t sincere or understanding, prompting
Reebok to cut professional ties with him on
Now, one day later, the performer has issued
a lengthy statement, where he said, “For me
to suggest in any way that harm and
violation be brought to a woman is one of my
biggest mistakes and regrets.”
“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,” Ross said.
He also tweeted, “I want to thank Reebok
Classics for their hard work and dedication
over this past year.Good partners,good
Check out the FULL statement below, and
tell us what you think.
RICK ROSS STATEMENT
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
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
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.