Activists from the website RapRehab.com started an online petition earlier this week calling on Rick Ross to apologize for the rap lyrics they say describe date rape.
The controversial lyrics are from the rapper’s new track called “U.O.E.N.O.” where he rapper boasts about slipping ecstacy in a woman’s drink and then having sex with her: “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.”
(Colorlines.com’s Jamilah King wrote about the lyrics and the response they’ve received earlier this week. )
But Thursday morning Rick Ross visited New Orleans’ Q 93.3 attempting to clear up the controversy by saying “I wanna make sure this is clear, that woman is the most precious gift known to man.”
Rick Ross called the whole situation a “misunderstanding” and did not offer an apology.
“The term rape wasn’t used,” the rapper said. “You know, I would never use the term rape.”
He went on to say that he, as well as hip-hop, does not condone rape.
“I just wanted to reach out to all the queens that’s on my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that had been reachin’ out to me with the misunderstanding,” Rick Ross said in the same breath. “We don’t condone rape, and I’m not with that.”