It might be a little too late, but Rick Ross released a statement apologizing for the choice of words he used in the song he was featured on with Rocko called, “U.O.E.N.O”.
Rick Ross stated:
“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”
The funny thing is that if he didn’t lose his contract with Reebok he wouldn’t be apologizing for anything right now lol. With some of the things I hear from these boys out here, it’s sad that certain rappers have influences on young men. I wonder what this world would be like if rappers only rapped about peace and love lol