Earlier today we reported on the fact that a Michigan radio station has effectively banned Rick Ross and Lil Wayne from its rotation. The reasoning behind pulling Rozay’s work is based on his controversial rhymes on Rocko’s single, “U.O.E.N.O”, in which the Miami native basically raps about how he’s going to date rape a woman after dropping some Molly in her champagne.
And for the first time ever, Ross is speaking out against what he says is a “misunderstanding and misinterpretation” of his lyrics. He goes on to say that he doesn’t condone rape and wants to reach out to all his female fans (“queens and sexy ladies”) about the “misunderstanding.” “We don’t condone raping,” he adds. “I’m not with that.” Rozay also notes that he’s not against people discussing his or other rappers’ lyrics like this, because he feels like it’s all part of the process.
Watch the interview below. [via]
Update: I feel like writer Alan Pyke summed this all up best with the following tweet:
Translation continues, “Srsly, ladies, I think you’re pretty and that pretty ladies are a gift to men. That enough to get you to shut up?”
— Alan Pyke (@PykeA) March 28, 2013
Also, this isn’t the first time Ross has rapped about stuff like this. Back in 2009 on the track “Gunplay” off Deeper Than Rap, he actually used the term rape in a threat to his enemies: “Is it how chain swing?/Tired of my face/Telling lies gettin’ n***as wives tied up and raped.” Ugh.