Black People Politics : reebok severs ties with rick ross...

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    "Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so."

    Reebok goes on: "While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse."
     
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    ....."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," he raps on the track.

    Molly is the powder or crystal form of pure MDMA, a substance typically found in Ecstasy. The drug, which has also been referenced in lyrics by Kanye West, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, is known for its ability to reduce inhibitions and provide feelings of euphoria, especially when the user is touched by another person.

    Ross drew the ire of listeners and critics, and a number of organizations, including anti-sexism collective UltraViolet, have launched petitions to have the rapper-mogul dropped as a spokesman for Reebok. UltraViolet’s petition garnered nearly 100,000 signatures.

    Ross, who has been a spokesperson for the brand since 2012, brushed off the controversy as a simple "misunderstanding” and apologized -- not for the actual lyrics, but for what had been “interpreted as rape.”

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...controversial-lyrics-20130411,0,4655087.story
     
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    ^^^^ Well, gosh, Rick, since these lyrics were so mis-interpreted as rape, couldja please 'splain what they mean??
     
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    ..yeah.. other that that rape line rick ross was a model citizen.
     
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    this proves that WE can discipline these fools…..
     
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    for what it's worth: skuderjaymes severed ties with rick ross as soon as I heard the name of one of the greatest sell-outs of all time, "Rick Ross".
     
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    :11200: wait a minute…..didn't i hear him shout out to you in that song?