This week the 400 pound chicken wing dumpster with a beard known as Rick Ross stepped in fresh shit when someone with a sense of decency finally heard the words he raps on “U.O.E.N.O.” and exposed them to light. In the song Ross drugs a woman’s champagne and has his way with her while “she ain’t even know it.” And today at 2pm outside Reebok’s flagship store (420 5th Ave.) members of UltraViolet — “a community of over 400,000 women and men, fighting to expand women’s rights and combat sexism everywhere” — will stage a demonstration against the rapper and the sneaker company he endorses. They’ve collected 71,763 signatures calling for the shoe company to cut ties with Ross.
“In remaining silent, Reebok is using its brand to promote rape,” says Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, in a press release about the planned demonstration. “Reebok and Rick Ross have crossed a line– not only does Ross brag about drugging and raping a woman, he is pushing the idea that if you don’t use the word ‘rape’ it doesn’t count. We are fed up and disgusted with Reebok, and Thursday we will bring this fight to their front steps.”
Anytime a group asks for someone’s ouster over an issue of speech, it has the potential to ring a bit Bill O’Reilly versus Ludacris/Pepsi tone deaf, but that’s not the case here. The lyric in question has no other meaning, no room for the “misinterpretation” Ross claims this all is. And the fact is, dude’s written disgusting lyrics for years. Let’s dive into a couple before the protest begins.
“Live Fast, Die Young”
Look at Haiti children dyin’ ’round the clock, nigga/ I’d send a hundred grand, but that’s a decent watch, nigga.
There’s some debate about whether or not Ross raps “I sent” or “I’d send” here, but it’s heinous either way. If it is, as his defenders say, “I sent” he’s still using the ongoing crisis in Haiti to boast that even sending a $100,000 to the cause is just a “decent” watch to him, a drop in the bucket of his mammoth wealth and not much worth bragging about. If it’s “I’d send” then Ross he’s just s roach. Listen for yourself, and adjust your rage accordingly.
She had a miscarriage, I couldn’t cry though/ Cuz you and I know she was only my side ho.
What a gentleman.
My baddest bitch is Latin but they call me loco/ Till I fuck them in they ass out in Acapulco
Not sure about the logic on this one.
I’m thinkin’ money every moment thinkin’ money/ I bust a nut then I’m back to thinkin’ money
A man’s gotta stand for something.
“Rich Off Cocaine”
Bitch I’m busy baby go and suck anotha cock/ Fuck a hater make me throw away another glock
Rick Ross has just busted a nut, and is therefore back to thinkin’ money.
“I’m Only Human”
Got a deadbeat dad, but he far from dead/ He never knew chocolate milk make you fart real bad
This one’s not offensive, just stupid.