Rick Ross Issues Apology Over “U.O.E.N.O.” Lyrics

After being dropped from Reebok and taken off the “U.O.E.N.O.” record, Rick Ross has finally sent out an official statement, apologizing for his controversial lyrics.

“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.”

Previously: Rick Ross in Suriname (Video)


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150 Responses to “Rick Ross Issues Apology Over “U.O.E.N.O.” Lyrics”

  1. oh4werd Says:

    i jus used the b mask first time ever 10 minutes ago to type ” i run this”. i did that shit to see what the other fake b would post. thats all i typed. niggas is bored, switchin thru his masks tryin to throw ppl off.

  2. TruthSerum Says:

    Nah….It’s SashCHEA/CaptAIN’T AFRICAN/ and Comma Face utilizing the b mask…….If you a scumbag in moderation why would they allow you thru w/ a b mask…..????…..It’s them 3 LAMES……doing what lames do…..LL7 Cube Lames ass niggaz……Funny thing is they try to troll me…..but I end up TROLLING them into lurkdom…..It’s amusing to me….

    #TruthHurtsBitch!!!!

  3. oh4werd Says:

    dont forget that nigga Frank White who got some weird ass obsession wit u too…oh yea forgot this one too. there is like 5 commentors that use that shit.

    “he uses CLR, b and a lot more smh…”

  4. no shots, like stray dogs Says:

    We making informants get plastic surgery

  5. oh4werd Says:

    dont forget that nigga Frank White who got some weird ass obsession wit u too…oh yea forgot i did this one too.

    “he uses CLR, b and a lot more smh…”

    there is like 5 commentors that use that shit.

    *fixed for accuracy*

    funny how niggas be archiving email addresses and doing that corny shit. only reason i knew it is cuz i actually emailed b b4 and a few others.

  6. TruthSerum Says:

    Eh….I have F.A.N.’s…..buncha Fuck Ass Niggaz mad they were VICTIMIZED…..They aint gon up no pic of themselves or where they at….Cuz they don’t want NO offline PROLLEMS…..I don’t mind disrespecting a COWARD….it’s fun…..

    #TruthHurtsBitch!!!!

  7. oh4werd Says:

    lol werd, no doubt. i was jus makin sure u knew. its the weekend though…yall be easy

  8. no shots, like stray dogs Says:

    Yeah I still use my name sometimes lol

    I can’t just let other niggas type corny shit and attach it to me

    Iont do corny

  9. harlem world Says:

    bmf >

    rip wolf & riz tho

    niccas will never do it like meech again

  10. no shots, like stray dogs Says:

    Yo I need some fucking beats damn sam

  11. rex hussla Says:

    Director Phil Lord (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”) found himself feeling a bit uncomfortable when he read about Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba.

    An Open Letter to Jay-Z

    Dear Mr. Z,

    I just heard your new track, “Open Letter,” released today. It’s got everything I love about your music: looping internal rhymes, an infectious beat, and imagery that draws me into a kind of swaggering, defiant fantasy.

    Speaking of defiant fantasies, I’ve been following news of your recent trip to the island nation of Cuba. As the son of a Cuban refugee, and cousin and nephew to many Cubans on the island, I cringe when Americans visit Cuba for a fun island vacation. For one thing it’s illegal (which nobody seems to care about), but more importantly, it’s either ignorant of or calloused to the struggles of Cubans on the island. I actually encourage my friends to travel to Cuba, to bear witness to one of the great tragedies of our time, to learn about the real Cuba, to put a human face on the caricature of Americans that the Castros propagate. Exchange and travel between our two nations should be a catalyst for change, as it has been even in my own family. But for me, Cuba is not the place to have a fun, sexy, vacation. Because for Cubans on the island and living elsewhere, it’s not.

    So when I heard of your visit, I thought to myself, Jay Z seems like a smart, thoughtful guy. He doesn’t realize what he’s walking into. He probably just thinks Cuba is a chic place to relax with the family. He probably just doesn’t know the things I know.

    He likely doesn’t know that the Cuban tourism industry is run by the Cuban military, so when he spends money at an officially sanctioned hotel, or restaurant, he is directly funding the oppressors of the Cuban people.

  12. TruthSerum Says:

    No doubt….Kush it to the limit n’ have a good one…..SashCHEA I hope Yung 12 Sand Monkey’s doesn’t have a bad HERPES outbreak this wknd, bro….Them hospital visits are EXPENSIVE…..SandMasterRATZ and the Cold SORE Bros. stay pussy and continue being a COWARD, my sandnigga….

    #TruthHurtsBitch!!!!

  13. rex hussla Says:

    He doesn’t know that most Cubans have poor access to independent news sources, the internet, books, and food.

    He doesn’t know that Cuba has two health systems, one for the well-connected, and one for everyone else.

    He doesn’t know that before Castro, the Cuban peso traded one-to-one with the dollar, and that since then, the Castros have raided the nation’s coffers and introduced widespread poverty to a once prosperous nation.

    He doesn’t know that my ancestors fought to free Cuba from Spain, and to set up a democracy to ensure that they would always be free.

    He doesn’t know that in spite of those dreams, my mother and her family fled for their lives from this regime way back in 1960, as did *two million* other Cubans.

    He doesn’t know about the thousands of people executed by firing squads led by sexy t-shirt icon Che Guevara.

    He doesn’t know about the dissidents, artists, and librarians that currently rot in Cuba’s prisons, and the thousands more who live in fear.

    He doesn’t know about Orlando Zapata Tamayo, an Afro-Cuban dissident who died in a Cuban prison in 2010 after an 80-day hunger strike.

    He doesn’t know that a U.S. Citizen, Alan Gross, is currently serving a 15-year sentence in a Cuban prison for providing phones and computers to the members of the Cuban Jewish community. He doesn’t know that all attempts by our government and private citizens to secure his release have been scoffed at.

  14. rex hussla Says:

    He doesn’t know that when he’s wearing that hat, smoking that coveted contraband cigar, he looks like a dupe.

    He doesn’t know how much good he could be doing in Cuba, for Cubans, instead. Bearing witness, supporting artistic freedom, listening.

    He doesn’t realize that as someone privileged to be born in a free society, one in which someone could come from nothing and become a celebrated music, sports, fashion, business and political mogul, it’s not only his good luck to be able to bring to light the needs of the less fortunate, it’s his obligation.

    But then, Jay-Z, I heard your new song, and paid attention to the lyrics.

    I heard you bragging about your “White House clearance.”

    I heard you talk about how much you enjoy Cuban cigars.

    And I heard you tell the President I voted for, “You don’t need this shit anyway, chill with me on the beach.”

    You reject the responsibility to speak up for an oppressed people, even while you take up your own cause with gusto.

    Then I figured it out.

    You actually know all of this stuff, you just don’t care.

    That’s not just being a bad citizen, or a bad neighbor.

    It’s being a bad artist.

    It’s Nihilism with a beat.

    -Phil Lord.

  15. no shots, like stray dogs Says:

    Glorifying rape?

    Sound like them devils b

  16. harlem world Says:

    You reject the responsibility to speak up for an oppressed people, even while you take up your own cause with gusto.
    =====================

    translation: you cuban niggers should still be slaves pickin sugar cane in havana! fuck ya free healthcare, fuck ya free education!

    yeah thats all i heard

  17. sealsaa Says:

    He doesn’t know that when he’s wearing that hat, smoking that coveted contraband cigar, he looks like a dupe.

    ^^^

  18. no shots, like stray dogs Says:

    Jay z ain speaking up for oppressed people in america lol
    Let that man barbecue

    Chea been there five times and niggas ain’t say shit

  19. Gob Bluth Says:

    So a nigga can’t just go to Cuba to chill ?? these hypocrites kill me

  20. General Glamour Says:

    http://i49.tinypic.com/343k70m.jpg

  21. rex hussla Says:

    Maaaan sometimes looking up old hiphop vids just doesn’t go as planned…

    was watching Masta Ace’s Sittin On Chrome and seen some pause worthy shit goddamnit

    Why does a dude just pull down his pants and start chilling in a banana hammock on some chill shit? SMH Pause x 1000

  22. rex hussla Says:

    That director dude was heated at Jay SMH

  23. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    this is what im talkin about

    disgusting

    absolutley disgusting

    how the fuck is a CRACKA piece of shit gonna tell a BLACK MAN wherr the fuck he can go

    wow

    r u fuckin kiddin me

    the nerve of these fuckin crackas

    the very same crackas ancestors dehumanized black people…deleted our culture..shitted on every race of people on the planet

    but they think they have the authority to tell a black man where he can and can not go

    are you fuckin kiddin me or what!

    none of you white pieces of shit should even be on the continent of North America

    how dare a cracka try n tell a black man where he can go

    i cant fuckin believe this shit

  24. TruthSerum Says:

    LIEgerian its Friday….time to go across the border to TJ to fuck them underage lil’ girls…….Yung Sex Trade, Play on playa!

    #TruthHurtsBitch!!!!

  25. rex hussla Says:

    As the son of a Cuban refugee, and cousin and nephew to many Cubans on the island, I cringe when Americans visit Cuba for a fun island vacation.

    ^

    Marco Rubio steez

  26. General Glamour Says:

    no shots at phil lord but it irks me when people try to act like they have a monopoly on suffering

    no matter how rich jay-z gets … he’s still a black man in america … a nigga in a coupe …

    phil lord came to america land of freedom

    free of the loaded stereotypes a black man has to deal with

    where will jay-z go ?

    in the freest country in the world he is still black and will always have to deal with what that entails

  27. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    can you believe this shit

    you crackas are the parasite of the earth..but wanna tell somebody where the fuck they can go

    you know what you mufuckas gonna do when they open cuba up?

    you filthy mufuckas are gonna go down there contaminate over saturate and fuckin destroy the natural beauty of that island like you pieces of shit have been doin for the last 1000 years

    but you wanna tell a fuckin black man where he and his wife should go

    what the fuck type of shit is that

    who the fuck you think you are

  28. General Glamour Says:

    truth serum

    i popped that ghostface

    you’re right it’s ill

    so was that fbg mix tape

    your taste in on point

    so why don’t you stop trolling this beautiful website you ungrateful insecure imbecile

    come in here to build and share, not destroy and belittle

    grow the fuck up

  29. harlem world Says:

    rex, you a white guy i fux with no homo

    im not a racist

    but look at this shit mayne

    this nations biggest trade partner is a communist country yet nobody says SHIT

    WTF is so bad with cuba?

    these white cuban exiles are are the biggest haters ever, racist fucks

    literally cryin their miserable fuckin eyes out cus jay-z went to cuba and liked it

    mad cus all the land there relatives STOLE after enslaving blacks

    all the money their families made from slavery

    mad cus all the resources and companies got nationalized

  30. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    all these crackas in up roar

    cuz a black man went where the fuck he want

    incredible i tell ya

    smh

    absolutley fuckin incredible

  31. General Glamour Says:

    phil lord talking about how many artists and librarians are in jail

    what about the black american prison population !?!?!?!?

  32. General Glamour Says:

    ” outta spite, i just might, flood these streets … “

  33. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    these crackas a piece of work i tell ya

    the parasite of the fuckin planet

    in uproar cuz a black man went to cuba

    can u believe this shit

  34. rex hussla Says:

    harlem world Says:

    April 12th, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    rex, you a white guy i fux with no homo

    im not a racist

    but look at this shit mayne

    this nations biggest trade partner is a communist country yet nobody says SHIT

    WTF is so bad with cuba?

    these white cuban exiles are are the biggest haters ever, racist fucks

    literally cryin their miserable fuckin eyes out cus jay-z went to cuba and liked it

    mad cus all the land there relatives STOLE after enslaving blacks

    all the money their families made from slavery

    mad cus all the resources and companies got nationalized

    ^

    Oh I’m with you man…I just had to post that shit here because I was taken back by dudes comments. Plus, he’s singling out Jay & Beyonce when it’s acknowledged that lots of people head over to Cuba to vacation.

    I don’t fully understand our embargo on Cuba but dig this:
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that the embargo costs the U.S. economy $1.2 billion per year in lost sales and exports, while the Cuban government estimates that the embargo only costs the island itself $685 million annually.

    I thought it had to do with them helping the Russians in the Cold War…but that situation is long gone.

  35. harlem world Says:

    “oh castro is so oppressive ”

    “oh the cubans deserve their freedom”

    GTFOH

  36. TruthSerum Says:

    Lmao…..whatthefuckEVER, bro……

    #TruthHurtsBitch!!!

  37. General Glamour Says:

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that the embargo costs the U.S. economy $1.2 billion per year in lost sales and exports, while the Cuban government estimates that the embargo only costs the island itself $685 million annually.

    ^

    perspective tho

    1 billy to US entire GDP vs 600 million of Cubas

  38. rex hussla Says:

    I mean, Ozzie Guillen lost his job for showing Castro love?!?!?!

    I don’t get it whatsoever…it’s like going against the jooze or izzzrayul

  39. General Glamour Says:

    the chief keef autotune hook on the next hov album will be >>>>>>>

  40. ***biggumskiller*** Says:

    Tiger in the lead
    Crackers still can’t do shit to all the niggas they mad at
    1 outta 2 ain’t bad

  41. General Glamour Says:

    while google was making concessions to exist in china roff

  42. General Glamour Says:

    shakira, beyonce, timbaland and robinson cano

    ^

    these are all people can call clients ???

    wow

  43. King James Says:

    Yeah I heard them Cubans are mad racist in Miami/South Florida always kissing up to the white man

    Why people always gotta hate?

    Jay-Z can do whatever the fuck he wants because he has the money to do so

    people are miserable i swear lol

  44. ***biggumskiller*** Says:

    Embargos is what destroyed Haiti after they beat the French
    That’s how third world countries get destroyed
    It’s deeper than rap

  45. General Glamour Says:

    jay-z looking like he’ll be the first rapper billionaire

    iunno tho

    diddy has a way of making his next move his best move

  46. ***biggumskiller*** Says:

    Cubans in Florida=Republicans

  47. rex hussla Says:

    Oliver Stone’s Untold History of America >>>>>>

    Truman was the OG George Bush SMH

  48. King James Says:

    it’s a shame that Haiti is basically a wasteland but right next door Dominican republic is pretty much thriving

  49. General Glamour Says:

    they say a lotta latinos dont identify with cubans because they get various perks others don’t such as residency due to their exile status

  50. harlem world Says:

    but you wanna tell a fuckin black man where he and his wife should go

    what the fuck type of shit is that

    who the fuck you think you are

    =============
    shits disgustin, the obsession these lil exiles have with a man visiting an island

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