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“Put molly all in her champagne, she aint even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she aint even know it,”

These are some of the lyrics to a new Rick Ross song titled, “You Don’t Even Know It”. What’s “molly” you ask? Well that isn’t the focus here. The focus is the fact that Ross is endorsing date rape. Between the Steubenville trials, current trends in abortion rights and this, it’s like women woke up one morning to an alternate, utterly sh*tty universe, and things have been going steadily downhill ever since.

The song contains all of the things I don’t like about mainstream rap – references to all the possessions amassed, superior status and ownership of whatever geographical location the rapper in question hails from. And so you can understand when I say that it’s a lot scary to slip those two lines in there like they mean nothing and then just carry on. “Blah blah diamond-encrusted rims…blah blah blah *insert trendy alcoholic beverage*…blah blah blah guns and drugs…blah blah blah It’s totally okay to have sex with a woman without consent…blah blah blah…”

You would think that with the current focus on sexual assault and the fact that one of the Steubenville rapists is black, other black men would try just a little to present a non-rapey image; if just to show that unconscionable assault isn’t par for the course. But nooooooo. Rick Ross, because he is a famous rapper, thinks he is entitled to everything because he has money, and that women are disposable. Shame on you Rick Ross. Shame! Women have dealt with degradation and sexualization in hip-hop for ages and we are still in the process of trying to make people understand that all those things aren’t cool. This however, is on a whole ‘nother level of vile, disrespectful and repugnant. Rappers and hip-hop artists call women b*tches and hos in their lyrics, use scantily-dressed women as props and slaves to their money and then turn around to sing about how much they love their mothers. Really?

Women, being the awesome, no-nonsense people we are, are RAGING and have started a petition asking Mr. Ross to issue a pubic apology. Basically, we’re getting real tired of your sh*t and you crossed a MAJOR line. There are a couple floating around which you can find if you do a Google search. Feel free to tweet angrily at him.

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