Rick Ross and Meek Mill Release Statements About Reebok on Twitter

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Yesterday, Reebok made an announcement that they have dropped Rick Ross after his rape-lyric controversy. Now, Ross has responded with a statement of his own, regarding his endorsement deal with the company that included his own line of shoes and stars in TV and online campaigns.

 

Meek Mill wasn’t so professional. As a loyal soldier of the MMG leader, he voiced his opinion about Reebok.

 

Rozay also penned an official statement for press via Complex:

“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.”

—William Roberts (a.k.a “Rick Ross”)

  • Alan

    Was it corny when Ross had the Deal? Boy my people are ignorant some times. Also i know this isn’t what the subject is about but what I’m reading in a lot of these posts are ‘Why Eminem gets to say what he wants without a protest?!?!?” Well people…do your homework!!!!! no rapper, and i MEAN NO RAPPER in the past 12 years has had more heat on him than Eminem. Every organization you can think of protested against him. They even went as far as protesting at awards shows. So please stop with the “Eminem gets away with it!” story. Ross fucked up! period! and what made it worst he’s explanation was “interpreted wrong?” LMAO The first thing was he should have acknowledge the line for what it was…rape! So all these rappers coming out cosigning this BS is just as misguided as Ross himself!

  • Infinite8

    I agree #Alan. Yo when you gotta girl or a wifey and you ACCIDENTLY put your d*ck another females p*ssy . What is that called???……. CHEATING!!! No matter how you try and slice that shit THATS EXACTLY WHAT IT IS!!!! The line Rick Ross Rozay used wasn’t even clever. Molly in drink and she aint even know it, back to the crib she passed out, (what she gona say if he ask “CAN I GET SOME??? NOT A DAMN THING!”) d*ck in p*ssy she aint even know it, RAPE!!!! Come on man, you don’t even have to read between the lines on that on that one.

  • monica

    Soooo, this is the first time Reebok has heard a rap verse from RR? Obviously. 3yrs later they find his “words” offensive…What a stupid shoe.

  • calvin hopkins

    Love how my man say My people and then proceeds to call them ignorant!! Support your people by understanding were not perfect not belittling them.