It hasn’t been a good public relations year for Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, with both men under fire for lyrics that many say crossed the lines of decency. One radio station has responded to the popular rappers and their questionable output by pulling their music off the air.
WUVS -103.7 in Muskegon, Mich. has taken a stand against Rozay and Weezy, speaking against Wayne’s ill-advised use of Emmett Till‘s name in a punch line for a remix of Future’s “Karate Chop” single. The station also checked Ross on his alleging date r@pe on Rocko’s buzzing single “YounEEnKnoIT,” as well, in a released statement.
Effective immediately Muskegon’s WUVSlp 103.7 the Beat has pulled ALL Lil Wayne and Rick Ross music from rotation. We pride ourselves on playing music that is non-degrading and non-violent. While we believe in freedom of speech, creative writing and individualism, we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone’s life.
According to a report from theGrio.com, two major petitions have been launched by activists using Change.org and RapRehab.com as their platforms. Rap Rehab founder and music rights activist Paul Porter addressed the situation in a comment.
“The problem is not only with the content and date r@pe, but the problem is that it goes through a corporate structure,” Porter told theGrio.
Several other stations are said to be following WUVS in pulling the Rocko record from playlists. Lil Wayne’s verse was edited and an apology was issued by his record label.
Rick Ross took some time to address the controversy surrounding his lyrics on New Orleans radio station Q93 and In Flex We Trust got the exclusive video footage. Hit the next page to check out what Rozay had to say about the line around the 4:43 mark.