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.
“U.O.E.N.O.”, 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.“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,”
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 didn’t know she didn’t give consent," said Jerry L. Barrow of The Urban Daily. "And if she didn’t give consent she was raped. You’re out here telling your fans that it’s cool to rape women and YOU don’t even know it."
Rick Ross has yet to respond to his criticisms.
Listen to “U.O.E.N.O.” below. Ross's offending line can be heard at the 2:08 mark.