Rick Ross Apologizes For R@pe Lyric, Promotes New Song [PHOTOS]

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rickross_reebok Rick Ross better tread lightly. A firestorm of criticism has been hurled Rozay's way because ...

Rick Ross better tread lightly. A firestorm of criticism has been hurled Rozay's way because of lyrics that condone date r@ping a woman. The MMG rapper apologized today via Twitter, while also promoting new music shortly thereafter. 

There have been calls to boycott Ross' music because of the verse he drops on Rocko's single "U.N.E.N.O." "Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain't e'en know it/ I took her home and enjoyed that/ She ain't e'en know it,” raps Ross on the song.

The tune dropped back in February, but people started taking note of the suspect lyrics a couple of weeks ago when a radio station in Detroit banned the Miami's rapper's songs, as well as Lil Wayne's, in protest. Rozay offered a quasi-apology last week, but it only seemed to fan the flames of the controversy.  Today, the topic was even discussed on ABC's The View, a hint that the protests, such as the women's rights group UltraViolet demanding that Reebok drop Rick Ross as a spokesman, are gaining traction and mainstream recognition. Shortly thereafter, Ross took to Twitter to apologize again.

"I dont condone rape.Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape. #BOSS," he tweeted. About an hour later he added, "Apologies to my many business partners,who would never promote violence against women. @ReebokClassics @ultraviolet."

But the kicker came about 1o minutes after the last tweet. "Drop'n something new today. #Mastermind," he tweeted, referring to his forthcoming album, Mastermind, due out later this year.

If Rozay sent out all those tweets himself, he needs to work on his timing. So far, one of the only rappers of note to go on the record to criticize Ross' lyric has been Talib Kweli. “I don't care if Rick Ross is 40 years old; he's a misguided 40-year-old person,” said Kweli.

Check out Rozay's set of tweets in the gallery. Let us know what you think of his latest apology in the comments.

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Photo: Reebok

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  • Sarah

    His ridiculous "apology adjacent" means nothing. Some of these rappers believe they can say anything derogatory about women and get away with it. It is time to boycott whatever company uses him to endorse their products. Hopefully the sector of society who thinks he is a musician and actually buys his CDs will get a clue and NOT buy them. It is time all consumers exercise the power they have with their dollars. Not a single one of these rappers would have any money if consumers did not give it to them. It is time to control who you decide to make rich.

    • http://twitter.com/remixwallflower nameless for now.

      Not all rappers are the same.

      • Sarah

        I am cognizant of that, which is why I said "SOME" rappers, not all rappers...

    • superDummy

      you need to have a seat. there are way more important things to "control" with our dollars than rap music.

  • http://www.msn.com/ warcloud

    Maybe some tranny will put something in his drink and pound him. When he wakes up butt hurt he will see how women feel.

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