Rick Ross Apologizes Again, Still In Hot Water Over Rape Lyric
Ross had already addressed the offensive lyric, but hadn't really apologized -- as Complex reported, Ross said of the lyric, "Woman is the most precious gift known to man ... The term 'rape' wasn't used, and I would never use the term 'rape' in my records. We don't condone rape and I'm not with that."
If what Ross says is true, that doesn't explain how "with that" the lyric makes him out to be.
"I don't condone rape," he tweeted today. "Apologies for the lyric interpreted as rape." No comment yet on how else we are meant to interpret it.
According to the Christian Post, the lyric in question has resulted in calls for Reebok to drop Ross as a business partner, as well as a planned protest outside Reebok's flagship store.
He followed up his initial apology tweet with one directed at Reebok (and UltraViolet, one of the activist groups calling for his social and financial exile).
"Apologies to my many business partners, who would never promote violence against women," he wrote.
The lyric goes: "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." That sounds pretty rapey to us.
Apologizing on Twitter certainly doesn't make up for it (especially since the apology could've easily been prompted by the possibility of losing his deal with Reebok). It's in the song; the damage is done. But hell, at least he apologized.