Rick Ross Date Rape Controversy: Says 'U.O.E.N.O.' Does Not Condone Violence Against Women

 @ammiet1a.tate@ibtimes.com on March 29 2013 3:27 PM
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Rick Ross caused controversy after releasing the song "U.O.E.N.O.," which appears to condone date rape. Now he is saying that he does not promote violence against women.

Lyrics in the song include, “Put molly all in her champagne/she aint even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that/she aint even know it [sic].”

Molly is a popular drug often referred to within hip-hop songs and is the purest form of ecstasy.

Rick Ross later addressed the questionable lyrics on New Orleans radio station Q93 this week, stating he does not approve of date rape.

"Woman is the most precious gift known to man [sic]. And there was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation. I would never use the term rape in my records, in my lyrics. And as far as my camp, hip-hop don't condone that, the streets don't condone that, nobody condones that.

"I just wanted to reach out to all the queens that’s o my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that had been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding. We don’t condone rape and I’m not with that,” the 37-year-old continued.

Rick Ross is not the only artist to come under fire recently for controversial lyrics. Another is 31-year-old superstar Beyoncé, for her track “Bow Down.”

The cover art for the new single features a young Beyoncé wearing a beauty pageant crown and surrounded by numerous trophies.

The song is different from previous anthems that Beyoncé has released, such as “Girls Run the World” and “Single Ladies,” which send an empowering message to women. Lyrics for “Bow Down” include "I know when you were little girls/You dreamt of being in my world/Don't forget it, don't forget it/Respect that, bow down [expletives].”

Fans of the new song include rapper Azelia Banks, who tweeted, “Loving this new Beyonce Jammmmmm! "Bow Down" is the truth teaaaaaa!!!!”

But many listeners aren't happy with the single. Michael Shawn, comedian and air personality on K104 FM, wrote, “Beyoncé now wants [expletive] to bow down. Really Bee!!! Exactly who do you think you are!!! You've listen to too many Jay Z songs.”

“I’d be so pissed if I was a Beyoncé fan right now,” wrote @AnthonyGrayson. “That Bow Down song is horrendous.”

This new music will be the first she's released since the birth of her baby girl, Blue Ivy, and her last studio album, "4," which was released last year.

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