In the midst of a controversy over lyrics on Rick Ross’ new single, “U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain’t Even Know It),” that reference drugging a woman and then taking her home unknowingly, the MMG artist addressed his lyrics today during a radio interview with Q 93.3 in New Orleans.

The lyrics, which read: “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,” have become a trending topic on social media platforms.

Activists on the websites RapRehab.com and Change.org have started online petitions, calling on Rick Ross and the music industry as a whole to apologize and take responsibility for the rap lyrics that describe date rape.

When the controversial lyrics became a topic of discussion during the Q 93.3, Ross started by saying: “I wanna make sure this is clear, that woman is the most precious gift known to man.”

From there, Rick Ross called the whole situation a “misunderstanding.”

“The term rape wasn’t used,” the rapper said.  “You know, I would never use the term rape.”

He expressed that he, as well as hip-hop, does not condone rape.

“I just wanted to reach out to all the queens that’s on my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that had been reachin’ out to me with the misunderstanding,” Rick Ross said in the same breath.  “We don’t condone rape, and I’m not with that.”

The MMG rapper didn’t offer an apology for possibly offending listeners or take responsibility for the backlash it has received.

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