Outrage Growing As Petition Demanding Rick Ross Be Dropped From Reebok Started By Women's Group Over His Date Rape Lyrics In The Song “U.O.E.N.O.” [Video/Audio]

 

Rick Ross appears to have crossed a line that no amount of explaining or apologizing will bring him back from.

 

In a new song titled “U.O.E.N.O.” with rappers Rocko and Future, the MMG CEO seems to advocate date rape.

 

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," Ross raps in the song.

The fallout from the insensitive lyrics has reached a fever pitch as one women's rights group is demanding that Reebok drop the rapper from his endorsement deal with the company.

Nita Chaudhury, co-founder of anti-sexism group UltraViolet, started a petition that as of Friday had gathered 51,000 signatures according to Billboard.

The petition reads:

His lyrics aren't vague, he's not hinting that he raped a woman--he's clearly and proudly saying that he drugged and raped a woman who was not capable of consent.


By holding Rick Ross up as something to aspire to, Reebok is sending the message that raping a woman is cool--and that's a dangerous message to send the boys and young men that Reebok markets to. This is what rape culture is.

 

Reebok needs to know that we won't stand for this. Will you sign the petition telling Reebok that rape is NEVER okay and they should drop Rick Ross right away?

Tell Reebok:

Rewarding a man who brags about raping women sends a dangerous message. Rick Ross' lyrics about drugging and raping a woman are offensive and outrageous, and Reebok should drop him as a spokesperson immediately.

 

Nita Chaudhury

 

Reebok devotes a lot of time, energy and money to marketing to women," Chaudhury said.

 

Rose Clemente, a hip hop activist, journalist and 2008 Green Party candidate for Vice President, released a YouTube video on Monday speaking out against Ross' lyrics.

 

"That is the brilliant Rick Ross in all his glory. Not only has he been problematic for years, but if you didn't hear [the song] let me go back to my computer real quick," Clemente says, before playing Ross' portion of the song. "This is disgusting to say the least. This lyric is obviously promoting rape. Not just date rape, but rape and rape culture and violence against women. We live in a society that, by the time that African American women and Latina women are 18, almost half of them -- 44 percent -- have been sexually abused."




Muskegon, Michigan non-profit community station 103.7 the Beat/WUVS-LP, announced that it will no longer play any of Ross' music because of the song.

 

Following that teen rape case in Ohio, we felt [Rick Ross] was very insensitive. It sends the wrong message out to the youth that’s following him,” Paul Allen Billings, general manager/program director of the station, told Billboard. “To promote a date rape drug in a song, it’s like saying its OK to do this behavior. He’s saying it’s acceptable.”

 

The YouTube channel FemGeniuses has released two videos condemning Ross.


 

"Sex without consent is rape. That's something we know. It's a shame that you don't," is the prevailing theme of the videos, in which various men and women voice their opinion on the matter.

 

There are currently at least four separate petitions on Change.org calling for either a public apology from Ross or to have the song pulled from airplay.

 

 

How will Reebok respond? Could Ross lose his lucrative endorsement deal? If not, should he?





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Comment by Lovie Boy on April 4, 2013 at 9:11pm
Kmomey 50 not dropping an album lol hold ur breath please why u wait lol
Comment by NEWSKULL on April 4, 2013 at 3:08am
we up n****!
Comment by STARSCREAM on April 2, 2013 at 12:24pm
I'm signing the petition.
Comment by CrazyyCanuck on April 2, 2013 at 2:14am
Say I sold drugs my life's been affected by killings loosin friends grimy s*** I would not glorify that because its wrong kids don't need to be influenced to a life of prison or getting murdered. I would tell my stories what I've seen in my life to let them know everyone has there own struggles everyone's been through some pretty s***** stuff you can't live a fake lie like all these rappers they don't sell drugs because if you did your either dead in jail on bail or q rat that copped a plea there not killers there all fake look at tygas game show video it's all business that sells I make a song that's deep and is going to affect at least on person and help them out then that's winning but people want to hear about Molly and drugs when these rappers have no ideas about the reality s they claim this life sitting in there mansion while your brothers are dead or doing a bid it's b*******
Comment by Mz. Inappropri8 on April 1, 2013 at 8:34pm
Now, all we need is for the woman in question, who woke up beside Rick False, and no idea of how she got there, to come forward... Where you at girl? Don't be embarrassed... We already know the only way niccas like False get p*ssy is by trickin' on h*es and tricking them h*es... With the exception of bum a** hood trash like Tia... bwahahaha...
Comment by Mz. Inappropri8 on April 1, 2013 at 8:30pm
@TonyValens562 Em made a gay slur, and eventually redeemed himself with the gay community after performing with Elton John...
False's comments about slipping a molly into a woman's drink, and having his way with her without her knowledge in no way, shape, form, or fashion, are comparable to Em using the word f***** in one of his lyrics...
Comment by big jazz a g unit affiliate on April 1, 2013 at 8:27pm
Delete Comment I DONT UNDERSTAND IM A G UNIT AFFILIATE ALLDAY F*** ROSS BUT LIL WAYNE & DRAKE CALLS WOMAN B****** ALL DAY AND THERES NO ACTAVIST GETTING AT THEM THATS CRAZY BUT WEN WAYNE DID THE EMMIT TEAL VERSE PPL WENT BANANAS SO CALLING WOMAN B****** IS OK WAYNES NEW SONG IS [ I LOVE MY B****** MY B**** THIS MY B**** THAT PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND
Comment by big jazz a g unit affiliate on April 1, 2013 at 8:27pm
Delete Comment I DONT UNDERSTAND IM A G UNIT AFFILIATE ALLDAY F*** ROSS BUT LIL WAYNE & DRAKE CALLS WOMAN B****** ALL DAY AND THERES NO ACTAVIST GETTING AT THEM THATS CRAZY BUT WEN WAYNE DID THE EMMIT TEAL VERSE PPL WENT BANANAS SO CALLING WOMAN B****** IS OK WAYNES NEW SONG IS [ I LOVE MY B****** MY B**** THIS MY B**** THAT PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND
Comment by big jazz a g unit affiliate on April 1, 2013 at 8:26pm
I DONT UNDERSTAND IM A G UNIT AFFILIATE ALLDAY F*** ROSS BUT LIL WAYNE & DRAKE CALLS WOMAN B****** ALL DAY AND THERES NO ACTAVIST GETTING AT THEM THATS CRAZY BUT WEN WAYNE DID THE EMMIT TEAL VERSE PPL WENT BANANAS SO CALLING WOMAN B****** IS OK WAYNES NEW SONG IS [ I LOVE MY B****** MY B**** THIS MY B**** THAT PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND
Comment by KmoneyGLM on April 1, 2013 at 6:04pm
50 Cent ain't even drop his album yet & he don destroyed this N****'s career.. & so far from all the singles & expectation surrounding Street King Immortal, i guess that album could make a classic - Legendary 50



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