Activists Want Rick Ross to Apologize for "U.O.E.N.O." Lyric

Ross speaks on the "misunderstanding."

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Not Available Lead has launched a petition against rapper Rick Ross, asking him to publicly apologize for "glorifying drugging/raping a woman," according to its website.

The controversy stems from Ross' lyrics on "U.O.E.N.O.," on which he said: “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.”

Though the song's been out for a month, listeners are just responding to the lyric. The vitriol seemed to rise this week on Twitter and Facebook, among other sites. Still, is having none of it: "This should be investigated further and he should be prosecuted," according to a statement on the website. "If it is not true and they are just lyrics, he has still just glorified rape and this should not be ignored." The petition has 542 supporters so far. 

In this video, however, Ross defends himself. "Woman is the most precious gift known to man," he said. "The term 'rape' wasn't used, and I would never use the term 'rape' in my records. We don't condone rape and I'm not with that."

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