Rick Ross Addresses Date Rape Lyrics; Calls It A ‘Misinterpretation’

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Rick Ross has had to deal with a lot this week. After releasing those controversial date rape lyrics from his new single “U.O.E.N.O.” earlier this week, yesterday he made his way down to radio station Q 93.3 to try and clarify what he really meant by those lyrics, calling them a misinterpretation.

Here’s what he had to say:

On clarifying the lyrics:

“I wanted to come down to the radio station. There is certain things you can’t  tweet, you have to verbalize. I want to  make sure this is clear, that woman is the most precious gift known to man, you  understand? It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where  the term rape wasn’t used. I would never use the term rape. As far as my camp, hip hop  don’t condone that. The streets don’t condone that. Nobody condones that. So I  wanted to reach out to all the queens that’s on my timeline, all the sexy  ladies, the beautiful ladies that have been reaching out to me with the  misunderstanding. We don’t condone rape and I’m not with that.”

On if he believes people are being too sensitive with the lyrics:

“I think that’s a good thing at the same time. Sometimes I think it’s our job as  an artist to clarify the sensitive things and the things that we know really  need to be clarified, such as a situation as this. The boss ain’t with that. We  ain’t with that. Double M ain’t with that. And that’s what it’s about.”

So maybe it is just me, but I don’t see where exactly the misinterpretation is. Ricky, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do!

Huffington Post Live host Marc  Lamont Hill took to Twitter to address Rick Ross’s lyrics and his subsequent apology.

Here’s what Marc had to say:

“Kinda sad that i haven’t heard more rappers speak out against [Rick  Ross].  No disappointed, as that reflect an expectation. Just sad. I hope  that [Rick Ross] acknowledges what happened and takes this seriously. His words  matter. We cannot continue to normalize rape. It’s problematic for us to get mad  at Ashley Judd for saying hip-hop has a rape culture, then sit silently as Ross  slips Mollys in drinks. The biggest flaw in Ashley Judd’s argument was that she  acted as if rape culture was exclusively hip-hop thing, as opposed to our  society.If we are outraged when hip-hop gets critiques from the “outside” but  don’t police it from the “inside” then we are guilty too.

Yes, we can point to other genres of music that are problematic. But why is  that argument relevant? No one is arguing that hip-hop is alone.Rick Ross made a  song where he says he’s gonna rape someone. How is this even a debate?It doesn’t  matter whether or not Rick Ross “MEANT IT.” It matters that one of the most  popular artists in our community is endorsing rape…

Here’s the one problem: Rick Ross never actually explains what he meant to  say. Even worse than Rick Ross’ “explanation” was the interviewer’s failure to  actually ask a tough question. I need for Rick Ross to explain how “put a  molly in her champagne / she ain’t even know it,” was misunderstood… #igottime

Rick Ross DID say that he doesn’t condone rape. I don’t doubt that. But he  should’ve acknowledged that his LYRICS DO. And apologize. The problem is Rick  Ross lives in a delusional world where he’s NOT a former correctional officer  and his rapey lyrics aren’t about rape.”

And after that, someone else on Twitter had this to say in response to Marc’s comment:

Lots of chicks are doing mollies and alcohol. Its not a big deal

If that is not infuriating, I don’t know what is! As a women myself, I find it upsetting that women cannot go and really enjoy themselves without having to worry about their drinks being tainted! It’s not like this is not already something that happens all too often, but for Rick Ross to go and glorify it?! Ridiculous!

Watch the video of the interview here:

Seen over at NecoleBitchie.com

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