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Apparently, rappers can say anything in their lyrics now-a-days, (which is no surprise when you hear lines by Lil Wayne like the highly controversial line “beat the p***y up like Emmett Till”). It takes quite a bit to make us cringe, but Rick Ross has managed to shock even our highly desensitized ears. Known for his braggadocious lyrics, showboating style and dangling stomach, Rick Ross stomped all over the lines of inappropriate, disgusting and misogynistic content with the release of his verse on Rocko’s song “You Don’t Even Know It”:

“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 MMG bawse rapped with confidence.

Well, doesn’t Rick Ross know–slipping a drug into a woman’s drink then taking her home to enjoy her body without her consent is down right wrong, and considered rape? Sure he does. He was once a correction officer, he should be fully aware of the illegal activity that creates criminals.

Hip-hop has become a playground for cruel and disrespectful verbiage that is shameful to our mothers, daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins and girlfriends. In a time when rape cases like Steubenville are plaguing mainstream media, it’s clear that women have become disposable. It’s almost like there is a breed of men out there–the ones we watch drizzle dollars over the heads of simple females, or the kinds of heartless cowards who laugh after sexually assaulting a helpless woman– that feel superior and entitled to do onto woman as they please. It’s a prevalent issue in society, that some men don’t even bother themselves with something responsible lyrics, or sexual consent. Shame on you Rick Ross. You should know better MUST READ: Who You Calling A B*tch: The Power Of A Word I’d Never Use On My Sister MUST READ: Oh So That’s Where The Line Is? Lil’ Wayne’s Emmett Till Lyric Finally Goes ‘Too Far’
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