(AllHipHop News) Rick Ross has attempted to quell controversy and clarify his position on a recent rap lyric he recited that seems to advocate rape.
The new interview was conducted with Q93.3 in New Orleans and the rapper had nothing but praise for women. He also charged that the lyrics, originating from a Rocko song, may be misunderstood.
“There are certain things you can’t Tweet and certain things you want people to hear and I want to make sure this is clear..woman is the most precious gift known to man. You understand. There was a misunderstanding with a lyric or a misinterpretation. The term rape wasn’t used. I would never use the term rape in my records. Hip-Hop don’t condone that, the streets don’t condone that. Nobody condones that. I just want to reach out to all the queens on my timeline, the beautiful ladies that were reaching out to me…we don’t condone rape and I’m not with that.”
The explanation comes on the heels of efforts by Change.org, an activist network, to get the rapper to apologize for the lyrics from “You Don’t Even Know.” Ross raps, “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.”
The full interview is below.