UPDATE - 04.12.2013 - Reebox has dropped Rick Ross as a endorsement image !
Following news that a particular and heavily controversial lyric from Rick Ross on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O (You Ain’t Even Know It)” was enough to warrant a petition, a Michigan radio station has just announced that they plan on banning the Miami rapper’s music unless he issues an apology.
XXLMag.com reports that the radio station, Michigan’s WUVS 103.7, will also ban Lil Wayne and his music unless he too issues an apology.
“Effective immediately Muskegon’s WUVSlp 103.7 the Beat has pulled ALL Lil Wayne and Rick Ross music from rotation. We pride ourselves on playing music that is non-degrading and non-violent. While we believe in freedom of speech, creative writing and individualism, we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone’s life,” read a statement from WUVS.
Lil Wayne recently brought about tremendous criticism from fans following the release of Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix).” On the song, Lil Wayne insults slain teen Emmett Till as he raps, “Beat that p*##y up like Emmett Till.”
“Karate Chop (Remix)” was ultimately pulled by Future’s label Epic Records, but Lil Wayne has yet to publicly acknowledge his Emmett Till lyric.
An activisit site named Ultra Violet is promoting a presure campaign to hit Rick Ross by forcing his removal from a Reebok sponsorship. UltraViolet is a community of women and men, fighting to expand women's rights and combat sexism everywhere - from politics and government to media and pop culture:
In his latest single, Reebok spokesman and rapper Rick Ross brags about drugging and raping a woman, saying, "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." ("Molly" is drug that distorts reality and reduces inhibitions.) "Reebok needs to know that we won't stand for them promoting rape culture. Will you sign the petition telling Reebok that rape is NEVER okay and they should drop Rick Ross right away?"
The lyrics in question talk about drugging a woman and taking her home. "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," raps Ross.
The Harlem hipster rap star said that darker skinned women shouldn’t wear red lipstick because only women with lighter complexions can pull the look off.
Via The Coveteur reports:
On girls wearing makeup:
“But you girls don’t understand how much you mess up your skin. You can’t help it, but make-up is the worst thing you can do to your skin. I love girls natural, but I don’t mind make-up. There’s nothing wrong with it, there’s really nothing wrong with it.
I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that. Just like if you were to wear like—f*cking for instance, what do dark skin girls have that you know fair skinned girls cant do… Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls! Purple lipstick, guys! Like, what the f*ck…”
what do you think about this??