Rick Ross has learn a hard lesson when it comes to being irresponsible with his lyrics. The rape lyric has caused a massive uprising of awareness with hip hop again and many voices have been speaking out causing a backlash toward the MMG rapper and his affiliates.
Reebok has released Rick Ross and no longer is endorsing to over-sized rapper, which he is now speaking out with an official apology in a statement her penned.
Rozay official statement for press reads as follows:
“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”
—William Roberts (a.k.a “Rick Ross”)