Following the release of an alternate version of Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O,” which featured Wiz Khalifa and Future, the Atlanta rapper has gone on to clarify that he has numerous versions of the record and went on to stress that Rick Ross will always be featured on the original record.
During his interview with DJ Whoo Kid, the “U.O.E.N.O.” creator also revealed that the version featuring Ross will be his go-to when performing the song live.
“Ross is on the record,” Rocko revealed. “You know what I’m saying? People like ‘Man, why you took Ross off?’ No, I didn’t take Ross off. Ross is on the record. I got multiple versions of the record. If you know what multiple mean… Ross is gonna always be on that record. Whenever I perform that record, Ross verse gon’ play.”
Rocko later echoed fellow rapper Tyga’s sentiments on the song when he brought up Ross’ right to freedom of speech.
“The first amendment is freedom of speech. You know what I’m saying? And you entitled to say whatever you want to say as an individual,” said the rapper in a video posted on HotNewHipHop.com. “With me, it’s no holds barred with me when I rap…When I’m feeling a way I’mma let it come out.”
Ross’ controversial lyric on “U.O.E.N.O,” which possibly references date rape, eventually led to the Maybach Music Group artist being dropped from Reebok.