Rick Ross' line in the Rocko song “U.O.E.N.O.” has drawn criticism from fans and journalists, due to it's alleged promotion of date rape.
âU.O.E.N.O.â,Â 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 attractÂ attention for a very questionable Ross line.
Ross raps a lineÂ that referencesÂ the trendy drug "molly", but his use of the substance appears to be akin to that ofÂ a date rape drug.âPut molly all in her champagne/ She ainât even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ainât even know it,â
Many fans andÂ journalistsÂ areÂ disgusted and outragedÂ by the rapper's seeming promotion of date rape.Â "This lyric is obviously promoting rape," saidÂ journalist and hip-hop activist Rosa Clemente, addingÂ "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 theÂ wake of the Steubenville rape case, in whichÂ two Ohio teens wereÂ charged with sexually assaulting a girl who was intoxicated to a point where she could not give consent.
"If she didnât know she didnât give consent," saidÂ Jerry L. Barrow of The Urban Daily. "And if she didnât give consent she was raped. Youâre out here telling your fans that itâs cool to rape women and YOU donât even know it."
Rick Ross has yet to respondÂ to his criticisms.
Listen toÂ âU.O.E.N.O.â below. Ross's offending line can be heard at the 2:08 mark.