April 12th, 2013
Rick Ross released a formal statement on Friday, apologizing for song lyrics that seemingly condoned rape.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, the rapper came under fire for the Rocko song “U.O.E.N.O.,” where he rhymes, “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.”
The statement comes one day after Reebok fired Ross as its spokesperson.
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April 11th, 2013
Rick Ross has reportedly been dumped by Reebok amid controversy over his track “U.O.E.N.O.,” which has been accused of glorifying date rape.
Under pressure from outraged advocacy groups, the company has now terminated its endorsement deal with the rapper, according to TMZ.Read more...
April 9th, 2013
Rick Ross’ controversial lyrics referencing date rape have landed Reebok in hot water with the women’s group UltraViolet.
The rapper, who has an endorsement deal with the company, has caused a stir with “U.O.E.N.O.,” a track that contains the lines, “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.”
“Molly” is a common slang term for MDMA, better known as ecstasy.
Now UltraViolet has sent a letter to Reebok expressing outrage that Ross has not been dropped.Read more...
April 4th, 2013
Rick Ross is apologizing for lyrics in his song “U.O.E.N.O” that many listeners interpreted to be pro-rape.
In the track — a collaboration with Rocko released in January but prompting outcry in recent weeks — Ross raps, “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 initially claimed the lines were “misinterpreted,” but after the women’s group UltraViolet announced a protest and encouraged companies to cut ties with him, the rapper offered an apology on Twitter.Read more...
January 28th, 2013
Rick Ross crashed a Rolls Royce into a building in Ft. Lauderdale while trying to escape a drive-by shooting early Monday.
Neither Ross nor his passenger, a woman identified as Shateria L. Moragne-el, was injured by gunfire or the crash.
Police say the rapper’s vehicle was heading east on Las Olas Boulevard at approximately 5 a.m. when another car approached and opened fire.Read more...
December 7th, 2012
Rick Ross has canceled concerts in North Carolina after receiving gang death threats.
The rapper was slated to perform in Charlotte and Greensboro over the weekend on a bill including Meek Mill, Wale and Machine Gun Kelly, but scrapped the shows in the wake of YouTube video threats from the Gangster Disciples group.Read more...