Rick Ross "Explains" Controversial "U.O.E.N.O." Lyric Saying "We Don't Condone Rape"....But We're Still Not Feelin' It
Rick Ross was put on the spot earlier today and was forced to address the growing controversy surrounding his "U.O.E.N.O" lyric, which many felt condoned rape. Watch him dig himself into a deeper hole inside.....
The Teflon Don, Rick Ross, was backed into a corner earlier today, as Q93's Wild Wayne confronted the rapper about the controversial language used in his "U.O.E.N.O." record during an interview in New Orleans.
In case you've been under a rock, the line in question goes:
"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."
So what exactly did that line mean? Well, most of us took the line for exacly what it said. He drugged a girl without her knowing and had sex with her, without her knowing.
Ricky said it was a "misinterpretation" telling Wild Wayne, "I feel like us being artists, that's our job to clarify the sensitive things, the things that we really know need to be clarified such as a situation as this."
"Woman is the most precious gift known to man. I would never use the term 'rape' in my records and as far as my camp. Hip-hop don't condone that, the streets don't condone that, nobody condones that. So I just wanted to reach out to all my queens that's on my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that have been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding: We don't condone rape, and I'm not with that."
Well....Officer Ricky....no one said you "used" the term rape. What folks were up in arms about was that the scenario described in the lyric IS "rape", whether you choose to "use" the word or not.
Was the definition of rape NOT on his Corrections Officer admissions test? Deep sigh.
Watch the interview here and his response at "4:28":