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Ross has been the subject of increasing criticism for his lyrics on the Rocko song “U.O.E.N.O,” in which he raps about putting drugs in a woman’s champagne and then having sex with her without her knowledge.
Meek Mill, who is signed to Ross’s Maybach Music Group, recently told Washington, DC-area radio station WKYS that Ross’s lyrics shouldn’t be criticized.
“You’ve got all these weirdoes on these social sites voicing their opinion about [anything that somebody says],” he told the radio station. “I don’t care. I’m from the hood. I never really cared about what nobody said in no rap. Rap’s always been talking about killing, drugs, all types of stuff, so you can’t just criticize no one thing [somebody says]. It’s imaginary visual. If a writer write about somebody getting raped in a movie, [does that mean] he’s a rapist or he wants girls to get raped? No. He just wrote about that in a movie.”
The women’s rights group UltraViolet is among those who disagree with Meek Mill, according to TMZ.
UltraViolet is also among those calling for Reebok to end its sponsorship with Rick Ross.
Ross, for his part, has said that his lyrics were misunderstood and that he never used the word rape in the song.
Regardless, Meek Mill thinks people should leave Ross alone.
“I don’t care about that,” Meek Mill told WKYS. “You can say whatever you want about me. I take care of my family. I’m getting money. I’m living my life, and you know, being me.”
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