Tyga Defends "U.O.E.N.O." As "Freedom Of Speech"


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Tyga weighs in on the "U.O.E.N.O." controversy: hope you're stoked.

Less an interview and more a series of leading questionsJustin Credible's softball discussion with Tyga on Ross' controversial lyric ("Put Molly all in the champagne/She ain't even know it/I took her home and I enjoy that/She ain't even know it") doesn't really address any of the concerns raised by critics of either "U.O.E.N.O." or sexism in Tyga's own work.

Said Tyga: "It's freedom of speech. It wasn't even his record...you just got those groups. They don't even know what they're petitioning for. Activists and all those righteous groups, that's just what they do. They probably don't even listen to Ross' music."

And later, when talking about the recent news that students at Harvard are protesting his upcoming appearance for promoting rape culture: "I think it's getting out of hand...people looking into it too much."

But freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences. Speech, just like actions, has real repercussions. If a rapper is going to say the line, he has to deal with the fallout.

[Via HipHopDX]

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