Women’s Right Organization Demands Reebok Drop Rick Ross [Details Inside]
Due to Rick Ross’s controversial lyrics in MMG signee Rocko’s ‘U.O.N.E.O’ track, a new petition calls for Reebok to drop from his endorsement. The rapper is being targeted by the Women’s Right Organization Ultra Violet and they launched a petition last week and it already received 51,000 signatures! Rick Ross raps about alluding to having drugged a woman and then took her home for sex without consent. Ultra Violet finds his lyrics highly offensive.
“I die over these Reeboks, you ain’t even know it / 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 petition states:
“By holding him up as something to aspire to, Reebok is sending the message that raping a woman is cool–and that’s a dangerous message to send the boys and young men that Reebok markets to. Rewarding a man who brags about raping women sends a dangerous message. Rick Ross’ lyrics about drugging and raping a woman are offensive and outrageous, and Reebok should drop him as a spokesperson immediately”
The petition was launched the same day Rozay responded to the controversy saying:
“It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term rape wasn’t used. I would never use the term rape in my records,”
No comment from Reebok or Rick Ross.