Activists Protest Reebok's Endorsement Of Rick Ross Over Rape Lyrics

Catherine Eklund

by Catherine Eklund

Published April 5, 2013

Activists took to Reebok's flagship store in midtown Manhattan yesterday (April 4) to protest Reebok's endorsement of rapper Rick Ross. Protesters claim that Rick Ross condones rape due to the nature of his lyrics in his verse from Rocko's "U.N.E.N.O" below:

“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.”

And here is Rick Ross's lame response to the protesters:
"Woman is the most precious gift known to man, you understand? It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term rape wasn't used. I would never use the word rape in my records."

When you rap about drugging a woman to the point where she doesn't remember or know that you had sex with her, you are rapping about rape. Rick Ross there is no misinterpretation here, your lyrics are pretty clear. You don't have to use the word "rape" to imply rape, duh!

Watch the video of protestors and activists outside of Reebok below:


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