Rick Ross Details Jay Z Lessons & "U.O.E.N.O" Controversy

Rick Ross also discusses the lessons he's learned from Jay Z and his controversy with Reebok.

Rick Ross recently addressed Jay Z's teachings during an interview with Associated Press

"He's been a part of pretty much every project I've put together as a solo artist," Ross said of Jay Z. "He's always been there any time I've made a call. It's just an array of things I've learned from him outside of music, like handling business and money...I come from down South where I want the music, bass and the beats that shake the walls. Hov talked to me about performing [and] what live music brings to the table." 

Beyond learning from Jay Z, Ross also said he learned from his dealings with Reebok, a company that severed ties with the emcee over lyrics from his verse on "U.O.E.N.O." 

"You live and you learn," Ross said regarding the matter. "I think the most unfortunate thing about the whole situation was just the fact that my lyrics offended some ladies, especially dealing with the topic of rape. It was interpreted as rape. I really wanted to make sure that I apologize to any woman that I offended in that way. I just wanted to make that clear. When I make music and I'm talking on records, it's like I'm painting a picture. In my mind, I'm seeing a film. I apologize."

Ross, who recently helped release Maybach Music Group's Self Made 3, was asked how women close to him felt about the lyrics.

"They know where I stand as far as women," Ross said. "They know the level of respect I have for women. With my mother being the most beautiful woman in the world, she knows where I'm coming from." 

The lyrics, which were criticized by many for describing date rape, can be read below:

"Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it / I took her home and enjoyed that, she ain't even know it." 

Despite the controversy, Ross says he still wears Reeboks

"I'm still supporting Reebok," Ross said in the AP interview. "I'm still wearing Reebok. It's nothing more than that. I've been wearing Reebok my whole life...Still got nothing but love for Reebok."

RELATED: Rick Ross Dropped By Reebok, Over Perceived Rape Lyric


  • mississippihiphop.com

    Ross doesnt make good music anymore

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  • Anonymous

    New Pusha T song got more plays in 1 day than Ross new single did in 2 weeks! ITS OVER

  • unbiased

    rick ross make 2 lines about rape, everything is in an uproar and he loses his one endorsement deal, eminem makes multiple songs eluding to and flat out describing how he would rape a girl and he get's apple commercials, car commercials, and all the white kids keep loving him. and i'm an eminem fan, not saying it's okay or not okay for either of them to talk this way on their tracks but it should be an unbiased response to the both of them right?

  • Anonymous

    At the end of the day, women and bitches still play that verse when it comes on.

  • Ricky Rozay

    Niggas on here take what Ross says literally. Niggas need to realize Ross can ave any Bitch he wants he dont need to rape no one. Bitches come to niggas like Rozay cuz they got money. But tall bitches on here act like Rozay really did raping. Stop acting like y'all niggas on some higher moral ground. Ross get more pussy then y'all would ever see. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • StankinASS

      Its not about Ross raping women, its about all idiotic morons on planet earth (there are millions everywhere) that hear that shit and then actually go and do it. People are completely stupid and easily influenced.

    • Anonymous

      Is that why the mother of his child was a sex worker? cmon son he couldnt do any better so he had to order a broad from the back of the newpaper and she got pregnant cause he has a little money

    • Anonymous

      How many bitches do you know that like fat obese slobs?

  • dentaldamboy

    Rick Ross didn't mean his lyric intererted as rape. He meant putting batteries (molly) into the game boy battery slot (champagne) and the game boy, since its sleeping, doesn't even know it. He then takes the game boy home and enjoys it and the gameboy has no idea he just put new batteries in.

  • Chris Etrata

    Maybe if Rick Ross said, "That rape lyric was just me being in character. Didn't know it would offend you all.", it would be more believable but oh yeah, that's right, rick ross has to stay in character or else he will lose the delusional fans even when the mainstream knows its bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    i always wondered how he got all that ass he bragged about. 50 women just realized that their kids are overweight and stupid and look more like rozay than their supposed daddies

    • Anonymous

      his babies mother is an escort. he paid to fuck her and now hes gotta pay her for 18 years. godfather 50 narrated a sextape with her in it!

  • Anonymous

    "It was interpreted as rape." He still refusing to acknowlege what he said huh. No nigga, there wasn't an interpreting involved you said you put drugs in women's drinks without them knowing it and then you take them home and enjoy them without them knowing it. THAT IS RAPE YOU FUCKING LARD ASS FRAUD! "When I make music and I'm talking on records, it's like I'm painting a picture. In my mind, I'm seeing a film." Yeah nigga you painted a perfect picture of you drugging and then taking girls home to rape them without their consent or knowledge. Thats fucking pathetic but I guess a fat nigga gotta get it how he can! Can't imagine the girls are lining up to get with officer tubby.

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  • Anonymous

    just as Michelle answered I'm taken by surprise that a mother can profit $5256 in four weeks on the computer. important link... jobs25

  • dentaldamboy

    Jay-Z used to be Biggie's personal assistant. He would run errands for Big, organize his schedule and find the right guys to do security for the greatest rapper alive. When Jay-Z overheard Biggie on the phone saying that he was going to sign to Cash Money, he ran and told Diddy. So, Jay-Z is a snith. Diddy then went and had Biggie killed to make sure that he would always keep the recording rights. If that wasn't bad enough, Jay-Z then stole Biggie's rhyme book, which is why he was able to put together some good verses. When he used up all of Big's lines, around the time Black Album came out, he retired. If Jay-z was really Biggie's friend, he would have saved the book and given it to Biggie's son.

  • Chris Etrata

    I keep wondering what else could he have meant by putting molly in her champaign and then taking her home and enjoying that? There's no other way to think other than rape.

    • Anonymous

      thats the lamest excuse for those lyrics i ever heard. niggas trying to break down what molly does and try to say you cant rape someone on it like they fucking tried it if you mix drugs into someones drink without their consent and take them home to fuck them thats rape!

    • Tdubb

      Molly, if you have experienced it, doesn't make u unaware of the situation. It makes you happy, pumped, aroused, but not totally sexually. Rape is more likely to happen from a depressant not a stimilant like Molly. She didn't even know why she was so aroused. But again that isn't rape. Just a case of Corporate America trying to steer clear of controversy.

    • Anonymous

      exactly... funny he keeps saying "it was interpreted as rape" clown cake what else could it be interpreted as??!!!

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