Ross spits a verse on Rocko’s track “U.O.E.N.O.,” where he apparently is condoning date rape. According to O.Canada.com, Rick Ross’s Tuesday performance at Canada’s University of Ottawa had to be cancelled amid “security concerns.” Concert promoter Urban Jamz Entertainment was worried that protests over the rapper’s rape endorsing lyrics could get out of hand. Reportedly, the university’s Student Federation pulled out of the concert once Ross was scheduled to appear at the annual event, causing a dive in ticket sales. The Student Federation has previously played a major role in organizing the yearly concert.
Ross offered his apologies for his lyrics, however it may have been too little, too late.
Sources say Ross has found himself at the center of a media feeding frenzy after it emerged that in the lyrics of his song “U.O.E.N.O.” he boasted about drugging and raping a woman.
UltraViolet members are far from impressed by what they see as Ross’ “non apology.” They’ve launched a combined phone, Twitter, and online ad push to accompany its letter to Reebok.
See what they had to say below:
“Every single day that Reebok continues rewarding Rick Ross with a lucrative endorsement deal, Reebok is condoning rape. When one in five women will be the victim of completed or attempted rape, this is dangerous and it has real-life consequences,” writes the letter, which is signed by Wagatwe Wanjuke. “Your silence on this issue is unacceptable. It’s time you took a stand against rape and drop Rick Ross as a spokesman.”Ross currently has his own line of Reebok shoes, and appears in a TV and online campaign for the clothing manufacturer.
I am so tired of today's rapper's lack of respect for woman, history, culture, and society. First starting with Lil Wayne and his despicable lyrics about slain teen, Emmitt Teal. LL Cool J has also joined the ranks of these idiots with his new song with country singer, Brad Paisley. In the song both Paisley and LL refer to racism as a thing of the past... yeah right!!! Maybe the two of them need to visit the outskirts of Mississippi and Alabama and ask the residents if they feel the same... news flash black people are still disappearing in these places. And now Rick Ross has the audacity to glorify rape... WTF!!! Maybe he should try being raped and see how he feels afterwards. This just goes to show you that money doesn't make you smart, it makes you dangerous.
What do you think about him glorifying rape?