After Muskegon, Michigan radio station WUVS-LP 103.7 pulled Rick Ross and Lil Wayne music from their rotation due to recent lyrics that mentioned violent sex crimes against women, Ross addressed the lyrics in question at New Orleans radio station Q93.3, saying the lyrics were “misinterpreted.” In the Rocko song “You Don’t Even Know It” where Ross is a feature, he says, “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.” Here’s what the MMG president had to say:
“I want to make sure this is clear,” Ross said in the interview posted on Funk Master Flex’s blog. “That woman is the most precious gift known to man. It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term rape wasn’t used…I just wanted to reach out to all the queens that are on my timeline and all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that had been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding,” he said. “We don’t condone rape and I’m not with that.”
He says he never actually said the word “rape,” but the lyric describes a situation that insinuates a crime of that sort.
Speak out: Do you believe his statement? Plus, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross aren't the first hip-hop artists to mention violence against women, countless others have also. (Eminem, anyone?) Why the uproar NOW?
See Ross's tackle the topic below, which begins at 4:48.
Listen to "You Don't Even Know" below: