Rick Ross, Reebok and extra bowl of spaghetti pitchman came under fire last week for his verse on the track “U.O.E.N.O” in which the controversial human rapper talks about drugging and raping women. “I die over these Reebooks, he aint even know it,” Ross spits in his ham-sandwich drawl. “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.” Something tells me she’d remember something like that, but I’m not a drugging rapists, so I don’t have much experience with this sort of thing. Unsurprisingly, this isn’t even the most offensive rape song to come out in the past year.
Ross responded to criticism of the lyrics on a radio station in New Orleans a few days later, saying:
“I would never use the term rape in my records, in my lyrics. And as far as my camp, hip-hop don’t condone that, the streets don’t condone that, nobody condones that.” He also has a message for his female fans. “I just want to reach out to all my 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,” says Ross.
Oh? Because it seems like you just did. I guess he’s off the hook since he didn’t use the actual word, he just described in detail what the word means. Cool.
While it’s true that rappers like Ross often make reference to things that they don’t necessarily do in the real world, and reading lyrics literally is a fool’s game, the problem is 90% of Rick Ross fans are too stupid to understand the difference between fiction and real life.
Naturally, many women’s groups were unsatisfied with the explanation, like UltraViolet, who are planning a protest at the Reebok store in New York City for Thursday, where they say they’ll deliver 71,763 signatures demanding the company fire Ross.
“In remaining silent, Reebok is using it’s brand to promote rape,” said Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet in a press release. “Reebok and Rick Ross have crossed a line— not only does Ross brag about drugging and raping a woman, he is pushing the idea that if you don’t use the word ‘rape’ it doesn’t count. We are fed up and disgusted with Reebok, and Thursday we will bring this fight to their front steps.”
I would never use the words “go fuck yourself”, because I’m not with that. Instead I’d like to suggest Ross and rape culture heroes like him everywhere to insert their own penises into their asses, and vigorously thrust back and forth until they gets tired.