Rick Ross explains that MMG doesn't condone rape, and says his lyrics in "U.O.E.N.O." were misunderstood.
Rick Ross has recently stirred up a lot of controversy over lyrics on Rocko'sÂ track "U.O.E.N.O.," where Rozay seemed to be rapping about date-raping a girl. A petition has already been started to get the song off the air, but before things get to out of hand concerning the song, Rozay went on a radio show to clear things up (somewhat).
While Ross was in New Orleans he stopped by Q93.3 to discuss the importance of health given his own, as well as Lil Wayne's recent seizures. He explains that he thinks sometimes artists are just blinded by their desire to get something done, and neglect their health because of it.
Ross said,Â "I like to feel that sometimes as artists, our desires, can overshadow or overwhelm what's best as far asÂ health-wise. You gettin your rest, you gettinÂ your sleep, you doing this, you doing that. Just being caught up in the love of the music, theÂ art form, you know I wasÂ at a point where I was only gettin 2 or 3 hours of [sleep] for long periods of time, so it takes a toll on you, and that's the end result."
He continued,"As far as Weezy, I spoke to Baby and he most definitely let me know Weezy isÂ feeling a lot better now, and that's what he doing now, he's focused on getting that rest."
Before the interview wrapped up, Ross got to the controversial line, "Put molly all in her champagne/ She ainât even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ainât even know it."Â
The MMG boss defended himself, although he did not exactly 'explain' the lyrics.Â "It's certain things you can't tweet, you want people to hear. I wanna make sure this is clear: that women is the most precious gift known toÂ man.Â There was a misunderstanding with a lyrics, a misinterpretation where the term "rape" was used. I would never use the term "rape" in my record. And as far as my camp, hip-hop don't condone it, the streets don't condone it, nobody condones that." He continued, "So I just wanted to reach out to the queens that's on my time line, the sexy ladies, that had beenÂ reaching out to me with the misunderstanding. We don't condone rape and I'm not with it."
Watch the full interview below.