Michigan Radio Station Bans Lil Wayne & Rick Ross Over Lyrics

Controversial lyrics from Lil Wayne and Rick Ross result in both rappers being banned by a Michigan radio station.

Following news that a particular and heavily controversial lyric from Rick Ross on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O (You Ain’t Even Know It)” was enough to warrant a petition, a Michigan radio station has just announced that they plan on banning the Miami rapper’s music unless he issues an apology.

XXLMag.com reports that the radio station, Michigan’s WUVS 103.7, will also ban Lil Wayne and his music unless he too issues an apology.

“Effective immediately Muskegon’s WUVSlp 103.7 the Beat has pulled ALL Lil Wayne and Rick Ross music from rotation. We pride ourselves on playing music that is non-degrading and non-violent. While we believe in freedom of speech, creative writing and individualism, we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone’s life,” read a statement from WUVS.

Lil Wayne recently brought about tremendous criticism from fans following the release of Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix).” On the song, Lil Wayne insults slain teen Emmett Till as he raps, “Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till.”

“Karate Chop (Remix)” was ultimately pulled by Future’s label Epic Records, but Lil Wayne has yet to publicly acknowledge his Emmett Till lyric.

RELATED: Future Says Lil Wayne Had "No Bad Intentions" With Emmett Till Lyric On "Karate Chop (Remix)"

76 Comments

  • Art Brooks

    Thats discrimination against epileptic Rappers

  • Tahir

    in that case then every rapper should be banned for using the word "nigga" because slavery to me is the worst thing that ever happened to humanity ..slaves were called nigga,they were beaten and some killed ...so how is the rape lyric or the Emmet Till reference worse than slavery or Eminem's lyrics on bombing the white house ,killing the US president,raping women and shooting up kids at Columbine high school ..Many other rappers have worst references ..Why Ross and Wayne?

    • p

      what good does spreading messages of condoning rape and comparing Emmett Till's beating to fucking a pussy do? if anything its taking a stand for something good and trying to make a positive change. Stop trying to make excuses for them...

    • Anonymous

      pretty sure they dont play songs that say nigga on the radio

  • A BITCH NAMED YESSIR

    YA'LL KNOW I DON'T JUST SUCK THE DICK I LICK THE BALLS TO. SHOUT OUT TO WEEZY FOR LICKING THE BALLS JUST LIKE ME.

  • ETK

    Talent isn't the issue here. First off Both Ross and Wayne are talented. As talented as Em? no probably not, but content is the issue here. All I'm saying is you can't pick and choose when you wanna be righteous and stand tall. Do it all the time or never. "Don't just pick on 2 rappers, when a high percentage of them do the exact same thing. U can't be bias and say it's ok for Em, but not for Ross or Wayne because they aren't as talented. And for the record Em has had a boat load of vile singles are the radio. Do you're history. Are u kidding me? Plus they probably play extra cuts on Michigan radio." A high percentage of them don't rap about rape. not in the way Ross did. and here's the difference between Ross/Wayne and most other emcees: Rick Ross and Lil Wayne thrive on their ignorance and their belligerent lyrics. Eminem has a story to tell, most of the time(plus he had a rough childhood which revolved around those things). Game raps about the hood. Some mo'fucka on here quoted DMX's lyrics when the nigga's music is mostly from the 90s - DMX even had homophobic lyrics back then. there are not many rappers out there that are as belligerent as Ross and Wayne are, who EMBRACE it. even the gangsta rappers have a modicum of passion or relatability in their lyrics. we don't even know if Ross and Wayne are 100% about that life as they say they are. I have no doubt they've grown up in the hood, but clearly they exaggerate some of their shit. yes, other rappers do too. But in THIS case, this is about senseless lyrics which have no storytelling purpose, so Michigan feels within the right to ban them. are you gonna scour through the internet to look for lyrics that could "prove" Ross and Wayne aren't the only ones doin that shit? waste your time if you want to, cause that Michigan radio station won't. they already know Ross and Wayne have no filter in their lyrics. they won't lose sleep over it.

    • Anonymous

      Eminem and DMX both caught a lot of backlash so stop acting like everyone just ignored that shit and Ross is special. Eminem had GLAAD protesting outside the staples center during the Grammys. They tried to ban him from going to Austrailia,

    • Anonymous

      True... DMX talked about raping a guy's daughter in front of him. Where was the outrage then? Eminem has said so many shocking things Tim Tebow won't invite him to his church. I think people just like to hate on Wayne and Ross because it's popular right now to do so. If they weren't in the news seemingly everyday on any number of hip hop sites or featured in magazines, nobody would care. You go after the easy targets. Then when they're gone, that's when the fair weather fans pop up and say how great they were. They're only human. Yeah, what Ross said was bullshit, but I think he said it to just to get a reaction and to get people talking about the song.

  • sam snead

    To bad they don't do it in Detroit,lol. Muskegon is more conservative and is a small market anyways.

  • Real Talk

    Ban that fat cunt perod.............Boss my arse......If you think he is a boss you must be some weak arse inmate. 1 minute he is a corrections officer of the law and the next he wants to spit about breaking it!!!!!!!!!!! and please if your gonna start all that shit sticking up for his persona stealing arse.........make sure you have been in the position where some no good cunt tells you you cant have a shower,use the phone,go to the gym,cant have a visit,and your mail has not come, then on top of that shuts your door on you for the night and smiles as at you whilst doing it his name should be FFN..........Fat Fake N and yall fake ass rappers that claim to be street niggas and then go work with him (Dr Dre Nas ect) 1 min Dre is saying fuck tha police next his making beats for them. And Nas has a whole loada tracks going on about his boys in the PEN then he goes on a track with the people that been keeping them there. It Ain't Hard To Tell (HA HA) that he aint been in that position and COMPTON's own gang banger.GAME 1 min he is pissed that scumbag 40 Glocc is taking the legal route on his arse the next he wants guest appearances from a CORRECTIONS OFFICER yall fake you should all get together and form a group N.W.M Niggas Without Morals. If your brought up on a street code fuck rapping by it leave by it. So they say if your gonna talk the talk walk the walk!!!!!

  • Real Talk

    Ban that fat cunt perod.............Boss my arse......If you think he is a boss you must be some weak arse inmate. 1 minute he is a corrections officer of the law and the next he wants to spit about breaking it!!!!!!!!!!! and please if your gonna start all that shit sticking up for his persona stealing arse.........make sure you have been in the position where some no good cunt tells you you cant have a shower,use the phone,go to the gym,cant have a visit,and your mail has not come, then on top of that shuts your door on you for the night and smiles as at you whilst doing it his name should be FFN..........Fat Fake N and yall fake ass rappers that claim to be street niggas and then go work with him (Dr Dre Nas ect) 1 min Dre is saying fuck tha police next his making beats for them. And Nas has a whole loada tracks going on about his boys in the PEN then he goes on a track with the people that been keeping them there. It Ain't Hard To Tell (HA HA) that he aint been in that position and COMPTON's own gang banger.GAME 1 min he is pissed that scumbag 40 Gloom is taking the legal route on his arse the next he wants guest appearances from a CORRECTIONS OFFICER yall fake you should all get together and form a group N.W.M Niggas Without Morals. If your brought up on a street code fuck rapping by it leave by it. So they say if your gonna talk the talk walk the walk!!!!!

  • THE PEACE

    Question, before this song, isn't all of their music degrading and violent? Damn hypocrites! They play degrading and violent rap all day long.

  • foreal

    They banned their music, till one of them has a big banger that is being requested every 15 minutes. then they will cave

  • Anonymous

    this is great for hip hop

  • That Nigga From Houston

    Goes to show you that Michigan is a state of retards.

  • Hnic313

    muskegon is like a few hours away from detroit not a major radio station so no one cares 0.0

  • ....

    And replaced their music with eLZhi & Jon Connor... WIN!

  • LOL

    I find it funny that both of these songs feature the worst rapper/singer of all-time in Future but he gets a pass only because Lil Wayne/Rick Ross said lines that are controversial? I'm having a theory that Future really hates Lil Wayne/Rick Ross so he can have his way to become the next rap superstar. Fuck you Future, you are no Pac, not even a Nate Dogg with that weak autotune hook and take your boyfriend Mike WiLL Made It away from the rap industry.

  • RAWB1

    Now they just need to ban their GARBAGE across the U.S.! Every single song they make is 100 percent BULLSHIT ! and yet they still pump that shit down everyone's throat, playing the same FAG Rappers on Rotation non stop! They need to play the real shit like big krit, or immortal tech!

  • Anonymous

    Ross has never presented himself as a rapper that relies on shock value to get people talking. Traditionally, that's more of a Tyler the Creator, Eminem type of thing. Ross is the guy to try to sound cool and act like he's a boss, that's the way he's always rapped. At least that's the way his music has always come across to me. So when he says stuff like this, he makes it seem like he thinks that shit is cool or acceptable. Then add the fact that the verse he said it on is just a feature on someone else's song, I don't understand what he has to gain from such a line. Yeah, Big rapped about Gutter kidnapping kids, fucking them in their ass and throwing them over the bridge. Still, I don't think that compares to this. Not making excuses, but in the context of that song, that line always seemed to me like he was painting a vivid picture. It was dark, offensive to some, but he was making a point. Ross is literally talking about himself date raping bitches. I don't see where he's going with it.

  • Anonymous

    Be paid weekly and earn like a boss! I just bought a great Mazda MX-5 from having earned $7126 this past 4 weeks and $10k past-month. Without any doubt this is the easiest and most comfortable job Ive ever had. I began this 6 months ago and right away was bringing in more than $83 per/h. Heres what Ive been doing Epic2.com_

  • 231Kid

    We smart in Muskegon.. Fuck those non talented niggaz

  • yardie

    only chuck d can save hip hop

  • Fucktheselames

    Now they need to do that shit in Cali. They're music makes people dumber!

    • Ban

      no no no brother/sister...... music does not make people dumber. we have the sense to know whats good/bad if this is the case we might as well ban movies and tv shows as well point is.... take the good ish and run with it if you don't have the sense to know whats good/bad you have personal issues

  • 000jmxxc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ_0YMSodlY

  • Anonymous

    they can never ban Ja Rule All of those rainy days Spend ya lifetime tryin to wash away Until the sun shines and I see your face Smile at me, smlie at me "what would I be without you"

  • Ban

    now lets ban every rapper that says nigga

  • Anonymous

    Ppl just be hatin

  • Anonymous

    Freedom of Speech only works 2 ways, either your for it or against it. So today, Ross's Rape lyric offended somebody and we banned that. Now, the door is open, so say some religous fanatic says he's offended by Kanye West "Jesus Walks" song or something similar, you cant ignore him now because you've already shown you'll step in and censor people when you think they crossed the line, so he has an argument that you have to take serios.........And then before you know it, every activist group on the horizon shows up to whine ; Gays, Fat people, the hadicapped, midgets, anybody wh finds anything offensive to them can now make the argument. This is how Censorship starts, when you give one group of crybabies there way Before you know it, hip hop will sound like Disney Radio...... Oh well, at least Drake will still have a job when it happens

    • B

      See, I agree with this, once you limit freedom of speech you open the floodgates. But I still think Ross and Wayne were over the line with their respective raps. Is it restricting freedom of speech if a radio station bans them? People can still listen to them, they just dont get radio play. So they have a choice; they can say what they want, but they wont get as much mainstream attention with it. Seems fair, I'm not sure I'd call that restricting freedom of speech. Say what you want, but take the consequences.

  • atl404zone4

    only People Gone Miss Their Music Is Lame Niggaz And White folks

  • BLACK

    TRYING TO RIDE THE BANDWAGON CUZ THE MEDIA IS ALL OVER THESE 2 ARTISTS...BUT THEY WILL KEEP PLAYING THE OTHER ARTISTS THAT SPREAD SIMILAR MESSAGES! THE MEDIA IS JUST SO FUCKED UP THESE DAYS.

  • thought dog

    so NOW theyre offended?

  • judhfhdrufh

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfF1kkXVjXg

  • dentaldamboy

    This dumbass radio station will be out of business soon. YMCMB and MMG are running the game right now. Hopefully other rappers will step up and not allow the radio station to play their music as a display of solidarity.

  • Anonymous

    frivolous selective targeting. fox new type shit.

  • BroBro

    Let me try and understand this correctly. With all the vile bullshit raps and songs that drown the culture, all of a sudden they've decided to be righteous and single out Ross and Wayne? I mean I agree that the lyrics are bullshit, and I'm not against taking a stand, but at the same time it makes no sense. Eminem, Tyler the Creator, Gucci, Jeezy, Royce 5'9, Game, 50, and the list goes on. Why haven't they been banned then? I'm a huge Game fan, but u can't support some vile artists and not support others. Game can be as Vile as they come. Ok he doesn't rap about rape, but what about Em then? He made a living rapping about that stuff. This game is a joke man. I'd love for these types of lyrics to be stopped as well, but do it all the way or not at all. Don't pick on Ross and Wayne cause that's the current thing to do. Niggas been crossing the line in rap.

    • Anonymous

      Wayne and Ross are not talented at all.

    • BroBro

      Talent isn't the issue here. First off Both Ross and Wayne are talented. As talented as Em? no probably not, but content is the issue here. All I'm saying is you can't pick and choose when you wanna be righteous and stand tall. Do it all the time or never. Don't just pick on 2 rappers, when a high percentage of them do the exact same thing. U can't be bias and say it's ok for Em, but not for Ross or Wayne because they aren't as talented. And for the record Em has had a boat load of vile singles are the radio. Do you're history. Are u kidding me? Plus they probably play extra cuts on Michigan radio.

    • ETK

      well I doubt they're playing Kill You, Bonnie & Clyde or Criminal off Eminem's playlist. c'mon use your brain. at least Eminem has talent, Ross and Wayne are easy to single out because they won't lose sleep over banning them, of all the rappers out there. I'm guessing the directors aren't really big fans of Ross or Wayne to begin with, and who's gonna dispute that?

    • Anonymous

      If you stopped these kinds of lyrics your opening pandoras box for everybody who's offended by anything to complain and get any random shit banned. Before you know it your left with nothing but Disney radio Either your for Freedom of Speech or against it, there is no middle ground

  • DC

    Rick Ross & Lil Gayne Trash musics Fake Songs GZA 4 Life

  • Anonymous

    I like this, but you can't just pull these 2 and ignore what Gucci and others are sayin'. Ban all trap rap from radio

  • Anonymous

    LOL, they shouldnt play any gangsta rap then. no one has any problem with all the murder?

  • JRich

    Lol this is so dumb. Not a fan of either, but people getting sensitive over everything everyone says is getting old

  • The D

    I'm from detroit I've never heard of that station in my life smh. JLB Hot 1075 are the main station so no biggie weezy and rozay!

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