Rick Ross' line in the Rocko song â€śU.O.E.N.O.â€ť has drawn criticism from fans and journalists, due to it's alleged promotion of date rape.
â€śU.O.E.N.O.â€ť, Rocko's collaboration with Future and Rick Ross appeared on the Atlanta rapper's mixtape Gift Of Gab 2 back in February, but it has just begun to attract attention for a very questionable Ross line.
Ross raps a line that references the trendy drug "molly", but his use of the substance appears to be akin to that of a date rape drug.â€śPut molly all in her champagne/ She ainâ€™t even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ainâ€™t even know it,â€ť
Many fans and journalists are disgusted and outraged by the rapper's seeming promotion of date rape. "This lyric is obviously promoting rape," said journalist and hip-hop activist Rosa Clemente, adding "Not just date rape, but rape and rape culture and violence against women. We live in a society by the time that African American women and Latina women are 18, almost half of them -- 44 percent -- have been sexually abused."
The lyric comes in the wake of the Steubenville rape case, in which two Ohio teens were charged with sexually assaulting a girl who was intoxicated to a point where she could not give consent.
"If she didnâ€™t know she didnâ€™t give consent," said Jerry L. Barrow of The Urban Daily. "And if she didnâ€™t give consent she was raped. Youâ€™re out here telling your fans that itâ€™s cool to rape women and YOU donâ€™t even know it."
Rick Ross has yet to respond to his criticisms.
Listen to â€śU.O.E.N.O.â€ť below. Ross's offending line can be heard at the 2:08 mark.