Rick Ross, the rapper with moobs has earned this sternly-worded letter for being a disrespectful misogynistic jackass through his music.
Dear Rick Ross,
You came out with a song with the following lyrics:
“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.”
I am to tell you that you need gather your life because it is clearly not all together. Some of it is scattered in the corner, and some of it might be lost under your giant mammaries. It ain’t together!
How in the hell did you think uttering those words FOR RECORD was okay? When did date rape become the topic for bragging rights, Rozay??? NEVER, that’s when. Ok, maybe in the mid-90s and early 2000s, when the uncle of misogynistic rap, Eminem dedicated a whole album (Marshall Mathers LP) to his hate of women. And I feel ULTRA guilty because I used to love that CD.
“Bitch I’ma kill you, you don’t wanna fuck with me. Bitch it’s true you ain’t nothing but a slut to me… “Bitch I’ma kill you like a murder weapon I will conceal you…” I actually rapped those words out loud before, bobbing my head to the dope beat. I feel TERRIBLE. But I have grown. I know better.
Still. You might not be the first to say some insensitive ass shit about women through rap or song (I surely won’t go into the history of misogyny in music because that post would be an encyclopedia) but that doesn’t mean we should let this one slide.
No parts of those lyrics is ok. NONE OF IT. You’re talmbout slipping a roofie into a woman’s drink, taking her home and having your way with her and not having her remember it. HELLO, RAPE CULTURE!
If we all need proof that we live in a society that perpetuates violence against women, you don’t have to look far. ALL the people who heard this song before it got released thought it was fine? Seriously. That’s not cool! The fact that you wrote those lyrics down, spit them unto the mic, approved them to go on this song and then released them means at no point did anyone tell you “hey. maybe you shouldn’t say that.” You can your crew felt it was perfectly reasonable to boast about date raping a woman. And then the label allowed it to come out?
There was NO one who was all “Hey BAWSE. Chill on that?” That in itself is problematic. I blame you first for uttering this garbage but I also blame the fools who gave it the thumbs up for public consumption.
And someone somewhere is gonna defend that line, telling us “chill, it’s just music.” Because, you know, date rape is cool to rap about. As long as it has a good beat. O__O I want to tell them to get the entire hell out along with you. It’s not just music.
Music is NOT just music. For those who will say “it’s just music” then you don’t know how the human brain works. It’s deeper than that. Music has the ability to sink in our minds and connect with people’s thoughts and emotions in a way nothing else can. Why do you think music is used for therapy? It’s incredibly powerful.
Those lyrics will connect with someone. Kids (and some adults) who look up to Rick Ross are gonna listen to him slipping someone a molly and “she don’t even know it” and some will think it’s ok. They’ll think that behavior is normal and justifable.
This rape culture we live in tries to cut women down to size at any chance, and all our lives we’ve had to fight like Miss Sophia. Just so people can treat our bodies with respect. And here you come with this garbage. I’m not here for it.
I need to put on your GOOD bra, step up to someone’s podium and apologize for being an irresponsible misogynistic prick. And then tell people that it’s really not okay. And then at the end of that day, take off your bra and lay your burdens down next to your face chain and re-assess your lifespace.
Art is subjective but artists can also be held accountable for their work when they perpetuate a culture that is damaging to us all.
GET YOUR LIFE, RICK ROSS!!! Also, none of this lends you street cred. We still remember you were a cop. We will never forget.
P.S. You really need to start wearing shirts more often. For reasons. Your nipples point down at your feet and no one is here for that.
P.P.S. Can people stop rapping about molly now? I’m tired of hearing that heffa’s name.
So what do y’all think about Rick Ross’ music and this latest foolishment?