Rick Ross has attempted an apology for a third time. But he just may get it this time. Check out his formal statement of apology over his controversial rape lyrics inside…
“Amsterdam” rapper Rick Ross has attempted a few times to apologize for his lyrics on a mixtape track called “U.O.E.N.O.” where he speaks about slipping a chick a molly and having sex with her….without her even knowing.
Ricky’s previous apologies blamed others for “misinterpreting” his lyrics and he claimed he doesn’t condone rape…since he never said the word rape. But now, it seems he’s taken a class on rape and now knows you don’t have to say RAPE in order for it to BE rape.
Here’s his new apology where he finally takes full responsibility:
“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”
–William Roberts (a.k.a “Rick Ross”)
But is it too little too late? Ricky’s verse has already been snatched off the mixtape track, and Reebok has dropped him as a spokesperson. He said about his split with Reebok today:
I want to thank Reebok Classics for their hard work and dedication over this past year. Good partners,good shoe.continued success.
Does he finally get it?