While many of us have been tweeting our distaste for some recent hip-hop lyrics, one radio station is taking a stand and we support them!
Effective immediately one of Michigan’s top hip hop stations, 103.7 the Beat, has pulled ALL Lil’ Wayne and Rick Ross music from rotation.
Earlier this year the song “Karate Chop” leaked online featuring rapper Lil Wayne. He raps, “Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels/Beat that (expletive/woman genital) up like Emmett Till.” A few weeks later a song by rapper Rocko featuring Rick Ross was release called “You Don’t Even Know It.” Rick Ross raps, “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.”
The estate of Emit Till has released a statement of disapproval over Lil Wayne’s disrespectful lyrics. Though his record label issued a statement of apology, the rapper has not. In response to Rick Ross’ lyrics, a petition has been started over his blatant disregard for women and the issue of date rape. His lyrics not only condone the behavior, but he brags about it in the song.
The new Change.org petition calls for Rick Ross to publicly apologize for the lyric and for glorifying rape and violence against women. Created last week, the petition has garnered hundreds of signatures.
The timing of the lyric is hot on the heels of the date rape conviction of two teens in Stubenville, Ohio and the recent passage of The Violence Against Women Act which has added to its inflammatory nature.
TELL US: Do you agree with this radio station? Do these lyrics make you give Lil Wayne and Rick Ross?