Hip hop has already done too much, according to a particular Michigan radio station, WUVS-LP 103.7 The Beat. Because of this, they have decided that they will take a stand against the inappropriate and violent lyrics of Lil Wayne and Rick Ross’ recent songs.
Last month, the lyrics of Lil Wayne in “Karate Chop” talked about comparing the beating of a woman’s anatomy with the assault of Emmett Till. “Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels/Beat that p—y up like Emmett Til.” Epic Records immediately apologized to Emmett Till’s family and seized the track.
This week, Rick Ross raps about placing a “molly” into the wine of a woman without her knowledge and after that made sex with her. “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.”
People are now wondering. Is it ok to rap about drugging a woman and then raping her?
According to WUVS-LP The Beat, it’s time that hip hop should start thinking about their responsibility.
Today, Rick Ross visited Q 93.3 radio station in New Orleans in order to defend himself about the disrespectful lyrics of his song. He says that the lyrics of his song were just “misinterpreted” by some people. He says:
“I wanted to come down to the radio station. There is certain things you can’t tweet, you have to verbalize. I want to make sure this is clear, that woman is the most precious gift known to man, you understand? It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term rape wasn’t used. I would never use the term rape. As far as my camp, hip hop don’t condone that. The streets don’t condone that. Nobody condones that. So I wanted to reach out to all the queens that’s on my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that have been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding. We don’t condone rape and I’m not with that.”
He also talks about some people who are very sensitive when it comes to the lyrics:
“I think that’s a good thing at the same time. Sometimes I think it’s our job as an artist to clarify the sensitive things and the things that we know really need to be clarified, such as a situation as this. The boss ain’t with that. We ain’t with that. Double M ain’t with that. And that’s what it’s about.”
Is there really a misinterpretation?
According to Marc Lamont, the host of Huffington Post Live, regardless if other music genres are using bad lyrics, it is still not an excuse for rappers to be irresponsible in creating their lyrics. He further added that Rick’s explanation does not really explain anything at all.