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The REAL Rick Ross Speaks On “Date Rape Song”

Submitted by on April 16, 2013 – 4:34 pmNo Comment
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Public criticism of Rick Ross surrounding his “date rape” lyrics in the Rocko track “U.O.E.N.O.” continues, with the man the rapper named himself after releasing a scathing (but not so surprising) statement on the controversy.

The Real Freeway Ricky Ross (born Ricky Donnell Ross) is a convicted trafficker best known for the “drug empire” he presided over in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. The 53-year-old has been vocal for many years now regarding the “Bawse”‘s adoption of his identity and continues to argue the hip-hop phenomenon is profiting from his former kingpin persona and subsequent misfortunes. Quick to join the ever-growing chorus of Rick Ross’s detractors, the real Ross has the following to say regarding the rapper’s lyrics alluding to drugging a female and having his way with her.

“When we are young we make mistakes and some can be life altering. I made my mistakes, paid for it and have since lived my life to help youth, to not make those same mistakes I made. So while The Real Freeway Ricky Ross is telling youth not to sell drugs, ‘The Rapper’ is glorifying it and reprogramming those young men and women I am trying to save.

It saddens me to listen to the lyrics to that ‘Date-Rape Song.’  I want everyone to know the Real Freeway Ricky Ross doesn’t rap or would never speak that way. ‘The Rapper’ has taken my name and old lifestyle and made millions without any regards for anything he says that can hurt the positive I am trying to do in the community. That is the reason I filed the lawsuit to recover my name. I’m stuck in a real life CB4 situation and it really isn’t funny to me. Rape is never a positive thing and on behalf of my name I want to say, this whole situation saddens me.”

After Reebok Classics ended their relationship with Ross, he released an “apology” statement. His partnerships with brands like CIROC continue.

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