Rick Ross had been under fire of late for a recent line of his on Rocko’s ‘U.O.E.N.O’ track in which he rhymes the following:
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/
He later took to twitter saying:
“I don’t condone rape. Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape. #BOSS
Not many people seem satisfied with this ‘apology’ or his intentions, as was brought to light during this HuffPost Live segment, which had a call in from fellow rapper (albeit coming from a very different place conceptually) Talib Kweli. While he does mention that he doesn’t think Ross is “evil” necessarily, the big-boned rapper does need some educating.
“I don’t care if Rick Ross is 40 years old — he’s a misguided 40-year-old person. Rick Ross condoned rape in that song… and he should apologize. And his apology that he offered was unacceptable.”
And so the debate continues… should statements made in music be held up for judgment like statements made outside of it? Does artistic freedom mean we don’t need to be politically correct? Are we allowed to be offended anyway? The Obnoxious Owl touches on this subject in her latest column for us also. And you can listen in on the 35-minute Huffpost discussion on the topic below. “When do words cross the line?” We’d love to hear your thoughts…