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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Rick Ross Releases Statement Apologizing For Rape Line



After much criticism and pressure, Reebok deaded their partnership with Rick Ross thursday over the rape line used in Rocko's hit "U.O.E.N.O." Today, Ross responded to being dropped by releasing an official statement. 
In that statement, Ross gives the apology that many people have been waiting for. 
(He said sorry twice before, but both apologies were seen as hollow.)
Here are parts of the official statement (VIA MissInfo): 
“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize.
To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”
Now, there's an apology!
Ross also sent this tweet out a couple of hours ago: 
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