Talib Kweli Says Rick Ross Is A 'Misguided 40-Year Old' Who Should Apologize For Rape Lyrics. Protest Planned By UltraViolet At Reebok's NYC Store On April 4th Demanding Ross Be Dropped [Video]

 

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Veteran emcee Talib Kweli has joined the growing list of people taking Rick Ross to task over his lyrics in the song U.O.E.N.O.”

Ross raps about slipping molly into his date's drink, then taking her home for sex without her consent.

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 rapper later offered up an apology that many didn't believe was sincere.

 

Woman is the most precious gift known to man. And there was a misunderstanding with a lyric…a misinterpretation where the term rape was used. I would never use the term rape, you know, in my lyrics. And as far as my camp, hip hop don’t condone that, the streets don’t condone that, nobody condones that," said Ross.

 

 

In an interview with Huffpost Live, Kweli criticized the MMG CEO for his lyrics in the song. He added that he wasn't buying Ross' apology.

 

"I don't care if Rick Ross is 40 years old. He's a misguided 40-year-old person," Talib said. "Rick Ross condoned rape in that song and he should apologize. His apology that he offered was unacceptable."

 

As we previously reported, the anti-sexism group UltraViolet, started a petition urging Reebok to drop Ross

The group has taken it's demands one step further. They are now going to bring their petition with 71,763 signatures to Reebok's flagship store in New York City, 420 5th Ave, in Manhattan on Thursday (April 4th) to protest in person according to a press release.

 

Following on the heels of a week of controversy over Reebok’s silence on their spokesman Rick Ross’ new song in which he brags about drugging and raping a woman, UltraViolet members are planning to deliver 71,763+ petitions to the company’s flagship NYC store demanding the company fire him. The Reebok spokesman’s response that in not using the word “rape” he is off the hook has only escalated complaints that he does not fit Reebok’s image.

 

“In remaining silent, Reebok is using it’s brand to promote rape,” said Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet. “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.”



 

The protest will also feature dozens of women in running bibs with the number “71,763” and signs reading “Hey Reebok— Want my business? Stop promoting rape. Drop Rick Ross.”

 

The protest is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. eastern time.





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Comment by HECTIC on April 8, 2013 at 10:30am

Comment by Keith Scott on April 7, 2013 at 12:41am
he look like a fat a** rapist y wud u whave sex wit a chic that aint woke cuz the chics he f*** don't moan anyway lmao peace
Comment by Shone on April 5, 2013 at 6:55pm
Music is no different then hollywood! You wanna protest lyrics in the music from artist then protest actors in the movies as well. Its as simple as that...ross should have never appologized for what he said.
Comment by 495JOSUE on April 4, 2013 at 3:51pm
MAN F*** THE FAKE RICK ROSS
Comment by King Henry IX on April 4, 2013 at 12:49pm
To hell with these feminist, I don't see them protest against all the other songs that only talk about women being strippers.
Comment by DALIS on April 4, 2013 at 12:02pm
Well least he ain't biting nothing.. Rick Ross is the biggest biter in Hip-Hop. His whole style, swag, and names were stolen like flat screens off a trailor.
Comment by BloodLG on April 4, 2013 at 10:15am
When FIfty started to wipe a floor with Fake Rick Ross,Rick Ross kinda going down from that point.Its good to see that Sucka a** n**** going down.He is rapping about stuff he dont even know and he is making Hip Hop look bad.I kinda laugh of him right now because hes time has come to step off and shut da f*** up before another dumb s*** hits his fake fame.stupid m***********.
Comment by juiceville on April 4, 2013 at 10:08am
talib is backwards. no one should ever apologise for any piece of art they make. rick ross is a cop.
Comment by Instant Classic Productionz on April 4, 2013 at 10:04am
School him Talib. I'm tired of this fat turd getting away with fraudulent behavior that would not have passed in the 80's or 90's.
Comment by Pawel on April 4, 2013 at 8:02am
Fake rapper never sold no drugs!



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