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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Rick Ross offers formal apology

After being dropped from a lucrative endorsement deal with Reebok over his date rape lyrics; “Put molly all in her champagne, she aint even know it, I took her home and I enjoyed that, she aint even know it,", Rick Ross finally offers a real apology...
“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.”
–William Roberts (a.k.a “Rick Ross”)

123 comments:

Julius Getwise said...

Be careful next time

Anonymous said...

4uk u Ross,,, i was once a fan bt nt nw..

NEKS said...

Oga Ross,Good Morning o!!..Na now day break for ur eyes ba?

Wonder what stopped him from rendering a coherent and sensible apology a long while ago..Talk about shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.

IVORY CHI said...

LOOOL

ITS NOW HE KNOWS

WHY DIDNT HE JUST SAY THISIN TH BEGINNING

ABEGI ...NEXT

Chidera Nebo said...

I really liked Ricky baba.....

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Phew! I love how public rancor makes one so humble...at some point I thought I was reading a novel and not words from an explicit rapper. Lol..Well, all good, lesson learnt.

Anonymous said...

Apology accepted!!!! Now I respect this bros o!!!

Anonymous said...

Now before? Wen reebok dumped u. Abeg

Nneotta-Sally Oden said...

Dats berra

Anonymous said...

EYAAAAHHH ROZAY GOING SOBER.
DBANJ COME LEARN....
PROUD KOKO CASTER.
IF YOU DONT LEARN FROM ROZAY, I THINK WE SEF GO DROP YOU.
WE HAVE LOTTA SINGER BACK HOME IN NIGERIA.

ROZAY WE LOVE YOU.

Anonymous said...

People take lyrics way too personal. He's a rapper & it's just word play. No big deal.

Yolanda Ezeagwu said...

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Emperor said...

Nice choice of words.. thats a good pass 2me.

Anonymous said...

Apology accepted. He is a human and we should forgive and bring him back. Love you Rick. Lumbado

Emperor said...

Nice choice of words.. thats a good pass 2me.

Emperor said...

Nice choice of words.. thats a good pass 2me.

itsebunite said...

Eeyahh.

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Anonymous said...

rubbish!!so its after d lost of d reebok contract he knows he can apologise???he is not serious!sure he has not seen his dick since his birth

Anonymous said...

rubbish!!so its after d lost of d reebok contract he knows he can apologise???he is not serious!sure he has not seen his dick since his birth

Anonymous said...

Good boy ! That's good of u but nxt tym b carefull.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

OMG! Can't believe this is from Teflon Don. am sure 50 will be laughing at officer Ricky.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

*tears in ma eyes* apology accepted!

Neff said...

Fortunately for him, the real fans of Rick Ross who are Americans and not you losers in Nigeria who won even buy his original cd will accept his apology and more endorsement deals will pour in. So wether y'all accept it or not ,makes no difference! Lol! Cos I know some of you LIBers will be all self righteous up in here when only God knows what you do behind closed doors! He has apologized, finish!

Anonymous said...

He should have said this ever since...i forgive him though;and pls dont say whats the big deal; its a huge deal. If you have been raped or know someone who has been been raped or watched a rape happen, ull know the massive negative impact it has on a woman. It makes her so angry, so sad, so messed up, so humiliated and robbed the anger takes a lot to wash away; if it ever washes away. So for Rick Ross to even hint that he is fine with it was deeply hurtful. So please do not say its not a big deal. Newayz he is only human and can make mistakes, so I forgive him.

Anonymous said...

It's a big deal bc young ppl listen to his lyrics n feel its cool 2 do that

Anonymous said...

Good boy ! That's good of u but nxt tym b carefull.

Zizi08 said...

Feel for him now. Now he has realised his mistakes. We are all human and bound to make mistakes in life. Apology accepted Jare and see you at the top

Anonymous said...

Apology well-accepted

freebike7 said...

apology accepted... My Haruba

Anonymous said...

I hope other Artist takes a clue frm him

Anonymous said...

@Chidira Nebo. Anything for me?.*wink..*wink*

Anonymous said...

Medicine after death. Good for him though. Should never had made record like that. Words spoken cannot be unspoken.

BLOGLORD said...

or bu tata ka chi fo??? ( na today day break?)

anyway, e don beg.

"go! and sin no more! ur sins are forgiven"

to try that kain talk next time oh!

oge okafor said...

lil wayne should follow suit

Anonymous said...

Apology aCCEPTED!!!! My n01 rapper in d world...... We must understand that d wrd "I'M SORRY" is nt a very easy 2 say.... I respect his humility...... ROSEY ... HUH

kissinem said...

Gud boy. I'l think abt it n give u a reply. Pray i accept ur apology sha *rme*

Rozay said...

Apology accepted Ross. We all make mistakes in life. What matters most is how fast we learn from our mistakes.MMGHOST.

One Gud Chick said...

Ricky Roosaaaaay still love you, but don't do that again ooo

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't have rapped those lines in the first place bruh? How didn't you know it was a bad idea? Your apology came too late. The damage has already been done.

Daniel chinaza said...

Thank God for his life and i also hope other artist will learn from this.

Anonymous said...

U dumb ass! Just words who told u they don't ve influnece over young people?

Salsa said...

Cool......still lyk d song tho. *Put sum molly in her champagne she aint even know it, took her home & gave her 2 her mother she aint even know it........Lol!

Anonymous said...

It's a big deal, it's these kinda people young ones look up to(which is very sad). They don't even help issues, tlkn about guns, murder, money, sex, whores et al...rap music dese days make no sense, encouraging bad habits, feeding into stereotypes(black race esp) it's jst sad!

LINDABIGGESTFAN said...

Ur forgiven my dear.dnt sound rude next time..xo

Afroman said...

Rozey am not ur fan, anyway, apololgy accepted.

jerrie said...

a society where you are held responsible for what you say......can this happen in Nigeria. I am glad he apologize for his comments and personally i forgive him........everybody makes mistakes. My apolgies to all the ladies in the world who felt insulted. you all are the greatest gift to men

Afroman said...

Rozey am not ur fan, anyway, apology accepted.

frannie okoro said...

Y do pple like over reacting? Rappers say shit all d time,dis one was extreme and he has apologised,dis apology sounds real n humble...Accepted. Cudnt care less abt him b4 bt now i have respect for him.

Anonymous said...

Beta for you.at least your pride dint get in the way

Pretty tricky

曾凯 said...

A true gentleman isn't too proud to say sorry when he has offended sensibilities. My hat's off to you Rick. Your's is a testament that there's respect for women in rap. Nice work. @ LIBbers, buy original works of artistes so your voice will really count in discourse such as this.

Anonymous said...

William roberts -billy bob -rick ross reply if U̶̲̅ get it

曾凯 said...

A true gentleman isn't too proud to say sorry when he has offended sensibilities. My hat's off to you Rick. Your's is a testament that there's respect for women in rap. Nice work. @ LIBbers, buy original works of artistes so your voice will really count in discourse such as this.

Anonymous said...

Men have been rapping about women being bitches and drugs for years. Am not a rick ross fan but let us honestly ask ourselves how many artists have clean rap lines. he went a tad too far but u must be crazy if ur children's role model are rappers. Just teach your children what to do so your daughter does not hang around people who will drug her. On the flip side, I respect him for taking responsibility-newyorker

cara milano!!! said...

Sorry...who r u again???

NeRo said...

Rappers don't go back on their words,how pathetic,all I extract frm dis his strong zeal to atone to d lucrative deal with reebok,but sorry rick reebok is droping ya ass,making more room for my crush alicia,*sweet*

Therese said...

Wow! Now that is such a sincere and heartfelt apology! If he wrote it himself I am duly impressed. And I think with such penitence he should be forgiven!

Anonymous said...

I still remain a fan...

Eze Chukwumereze said...

No one is above mistake....

oladele oloruntoba said...

Reebok is corny 4 dropping him cos rap is an art thats why u gat parental advisory on them...so if a movie director writes about rape and murder it doesnt mean there condone it

Romance Meets Life said...

Lol...exactly. very sensible apology.

Anonymous said...

W̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ forgiven u Rick,av been a fan eva since u ft in psquares “Onyinye" song,nextime yur choice of words in ur songs has to be words that wud add value to Lives of our youths who happens to mk up the vast majority of yur fans base worldwide,Linda checkout ds news,3Missing Naija undergraduates of Tai solarin school found in dubai, and checkout the crazy amount of money our senators α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ earning monthly,som funny/crazy allowances,hmmm God help us oo frm these bunch of blood suckers,pm news source,(BBG bigboldguy)

Anonymous said...

Water plenty for ur lacrimal gland ni

Anonymous said...

He obviously dint write this. An aid did. Its That first lame statement he relised about "the streets not accepting it" that's truly.

--Teeteelahyo--

Anonymous said...

Linda wHat do mean finally. He has apologized before this is the second apology. Please get your facts straight. Don't give us wrong information. And YES by the way you have been refusing to upload my comments. I DEY VEX OH AND WHEN I VEX SOMETHING MUST HAPPEN TO THE PERSON THAT VEXED ME. I HAVE SAID MY OWN.

neovo's food services said...

"God forgives, I don't" does this ring a bell boss?

RiRiIsSatan said...

Let me ask my oga at the top first, if he consents I shall accept the apology, but for now NO!
#BRB

Anonymous said...

Haaa Ricky, I jst love u d more, ur wrds of appology are so touching and properly constructed, a kind that can soften a harden hrt and melt a stonish mind. I pray others and even God forgive you, cos we'r all all Human and proone tu mistakes. Still ur FAN, nigga!

Afroman said...

Let this serve as a warning to all other rap artiste

Anonymous said...

Beast! *i said so

Anonymous said...

who gives a fuck if u were once a fan...if u fucking listening to hiphop expect reckless behaviour...pssst!
most rappers dont respect women and most women dont respect themselves...i love hiphop all over! do your thang ricky

Anonymous said...

LOL...so it's now that he's lost his endorsement that he wants to apologise. Either way I doubt that the people who buy his music were going to stop because of this so that's his business

Anonymous said...

Apology accepted but wat happen to de music dt is already selling in de mkt?.. Is well!.. In other news.. Happy mothers sunday to de swtest mum eva!.. Lady P Anolue Tnk u for accepting to be my mum

Austine Onyedibe said...

Who asked u to be B4 this flying bat(usu) weather rape or suck , I don't care still fan boy of Rozayyy *atleast to rape is better than to Gay.....but not with my sisters oh........................Ogaooooooooooo

spiky said...

Na ur papa nd grandmama dem b losers. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

U have realize how powerful a rapper's lyrics can be today? Do u really know what caused the recent revolution that spread across the Arab world in the past few years, which led to killing of Gaddafi and the fall of the Mubarack regimes in Egypt. All these events came to being bcos of a the lyrics of Tunisian rapper who put out a rap song that critized the Tunisian govt after a poor man in that country burnt himself in the market.
Think about ur comment again. A rapper's lyrics today can be like a mighty sword that rips thru people's consciousness and awaken some of their dormant emotions

Anonymous said...

Haha...do u think he cares!!!

Anonymous said...

That's good,the guy means no harm,he should be given a chance,I believe he will be more careful with his choice of words now...chima.

Anonymous said...

Even Americans buy d Chinese copied CDs, pls take several seats jor. You like dis na only free download u can afford. Mstcheeww. Biggest looser!

Eden Anderson said...

When he was writing the lyrics he didn't realise he was a father, son or watever and now he is apologising....mennn he should be carefull cos this can damage his image/name...Still a fan thou

Aribidesi Afeez said...

to err is human....luv u Rossay 4accptin ur mistake

Anonymous said...

His ONLY apologizing because REEBOK dropped him.*************END of the STORY***********

Pay Pal said...

lols oh my god what came over you rick ross thats big shit

Austin Uche said...

let every other so called respected organization like reebok take a cue... Dats all i gats ta say.

Anonymous said...

Yes, 50 will clowning him now 4 his stupidity

Anonymous said...

it's a bit to late now mate. u have lost your endorsement

Anonymous said...

Its cue dearie... #thankmenowandforever

Alicia says... said...

Nigerians are so brainless. Nobody should forgive him because he is only apologizing to save his own face & bank account, not because he really cares

Anonymous said...

Way to go rick. I hope our rude celebs learn from him

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Anonymous said...

Neks its all about the money,bcs Reebok dropped him he had a rethink,I'm sure if they hadn't done so he still will be unapologetic of his song lyrics

Anonymous said...

I only wish he came up with the apology himself...

Anonymous said...

AMAZON,



NEFFF & RICK ROSS ARE BOTH FUCKING IDIOTS!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




NOTHING FOR THE TWO OF U RAPE PROMOTING ARSEHOLES!!!!!!!



Twats!

Anonymous said...

Ur forgiven changes nothing. Hav u eva bought his original cd?

Anonymous said...

LOL. I love this comment. Nigerians that aren't buying his original cds. Looool

Anonymous said...

Ur apology is truely accepted brodaly. We all knw some those words aint a reflection of ur true heart bro..Its just a lyric. Bt stil good u apologised. U're such a man for that. & trust me, greater deals are on d way for u.. Plus more fans cos niggas aint knw u gat such a kind heart deep down.

Ams.

Stainless said...

This is what a real Boss do ,
Apology accepted

Stainless said...

This is what a real Boss do ,
Apology accepted

Anonymous said...

BOSS MOVE

Anonymous said...

He doesn't care. He's not sorry. He's only saying it cos he lost his endorsement. He wants to save face and hopefully another endorsement. It's all business to him. Mtscheww

Anonymous said...

wht next? he has verbalised ever since plus nw official apollogy.ROSAY u re the real deal apollogy accepted.

Anonymous said...

Fuck u too! Who cares! Get a life

bricks said...

i think pple went ova the top with this ricky issue. rappers have long been known to talk reckless. so are u all telling me that rosey's verse is the worst of them all..cm'om...when eminem came out as a rap artiste the verbal assault he laid on his own mother and wife was over,over , over the top till today, no appologies from him,, and no one asked im to either. you need to listen to eminem's 1st and 2nd album to understand the gravity of what I am talking about. are eminem's mum and ex-wife not women? u can't begin to count the things this rappers say in their songs but if u understand the musuc genre u'll knw that 90% of what this rappers say, they can't do. they are more afraid of going to jail than the average crook!
am not a supporter of voilence against men or women but rap music is filled with the lewdest of lyrics and bravado but at the end of the day its just all talk. from a true rap fan!

Anonymous said...

ricky, next time watch za way u rap

Anonymous said...

Why did it have to take losing an endorsment deal for you to apologize properly? You should learn to nip things in the bud. Matter of fact, the moment it became a problem, you should have recorded something else over that verse. Are you really sorry now or are you sorry because you lost a deal?

Anonymous said...

U should hav thought about all dese b4 u opened ur mouth 2 rap nd is all dese impression dey giv d young nigerian guys dat mk dem treat gals stupidly...could imagine my young cousin saying pussy and fuck 2 anybody dat cares 2 listen..am sorry if am sounding raw but we need 2 watch what our kids listens to.....linda post my comment..kim

Anonymous said...

out of d abundance of d heart d mouth speaketh so d sh#t he said is actually d sh#t he does on a reg.

Anonymous said...

ross is full of crap

Anonymous said...

TEFLON DON STILL!

CAPT J.D

Alicia says... said...

You lot are so quick to kiss his ass over an apology he didn't even write himself. Its only when Reebok dropped him that he decided to apologize.
You guys are all fucking ass lickers! Like seriously he knows what he said was wrong and referred to those against him as "haters"
If you can't see through his antics, it didn't surprise me why Nigeria is in the shitty state that its in today.

Anonymous said...

Yes boss?appology accepted and i luv u 4 dat and thank God 4 u knowning on time.

MR BADOO said...

On behalf of ALL NIGERIAN BIG BOIS [ANBB]your apology is accepted.

Ada Nnewi said...

Austine Onyedibe you are certainly a retarded moron for your statement condoning rape... It is my sincere prayer for you that you end up in a jail where you will be raped by 5 hefty men for 5 years at least twice every day!!! Ur just a complete waste of the semen that was used to make you...mmmssccchhheeewww!!!

Anonymous said...

ada nnewi, icouln't scroll past ur comment.but i am certain without lib, u wldn't av known of a song like that truout ur hateful life. However,i don't have to join issues with u ,but with the gravity of ur hateful comment even after an apology, u need to test my JESUS.

Anonymous said...

Well I think in my candid opinion rappers or entertainers should be mindful of what they are saying,d truth is dat he maybe sorry but in reality do u know how many guys must have tried that nasty experience on innocent girls,because every word that comes out of the mouth of an entertainer or rappers is very golden their fans will want to put it to work,in summary the deed had been done and he is an excape goat and he has to pay 4 it @ d expense of a mouth watering deal,dis should serve as a warning to all dose rappers and entertainers who enjoy using foul lyrics and cracking jokes @ d expense of other people should stop it because we are trying to raise a sane society not bunch of hooligans who say all manna of rubbish because they want to entertain their fans...

Anonymous said...

all of you are bloody hypocrites. rebook and everyone knew Rick Ross hasnt the best of morals yet they signed with him cas he sells records. this is someone who made a carreer off rapping about cars bitches and hoes. and now everybody wants to form saint and hang him because he is in the public eye?? and he is becoming successful of saying the same thing. abegi!!!!!!! God will Judge us all. ROZAY!U be my man for life. a lady that goes to a club and has drinks with ab stranger or a superstar knws what to expect period!

Anonymous said...

No ONE's above mistake.. A very sensible apology 'I love u ricky' it's a rap shii* anytin can happen!

Anonymous said...

Ada pls tell him o!dis onyedibe fellow,since his thoughtless comments on d rape issue my head fills wit anger wen i see his miserable shirtless picture.didn't even bother hiding his face.i want 2 slap him till he bleeds n have u noticed how every single comment he makes on here is totally senseless.d nerve of dat worm!!

Anonymous said...

Yea well, I still love the dude. Rapper on point

zamani said...

why should rick apologise???? i am still a fan.

Anonymous said...

You should be castrated

Anonymous said...

Awwww an apology of a Teflon don, I feel u bro....better lucrative endorsements A̶̲̥̅я̲̅ε̲̣̣̣ on dia way....huh!!!!

Fabiz said...

Well as a song writer u dnt only write songs from your experience but also other ppls experiences. It happens 2me. I also write wit wat my frendz ar goin thru & wat u over heard ppl discuss. And most at times we exaggerate.

Me said...

omo dis guy beg sha

Ada Nnewi said...

Anonymous April 15, 2013 at 3:20 PM, your high level of ignorance is made clearly evident by your off-point argument, your poor grammar/spelling and the fact that you clearly cannot comprehend the statement i made...Please ask someone more enlightened than you are to explain my statement to you in simpler terms your myopic and juvenile mind can understand...