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Talib Kweli on Rick Ross’ Perceived Rape Lyrics: “Unacceptable”


On a Huffington Post‘s HuffPostLive segment with host Marc Lamont Hill Monday (April 1st) , Rapper Talib Kweli spoke out publically on the Rick Ross controversy.  In the song U.O.E.N.O.”  Rick Ross’ lyrics appear to be condoning rape.  The Brooklyn emcee speaks up and says “I don’t care if Rick Ross is 40 years old—he’s a misguided 40-year-old person.” He continues to say, “Rick Ross condoned rape in that song … and he should apologize, and his apology that he offered was unacceptable.” Rick Ross has sent an apology out saying the interpretation of his lyric was a “misunderstanding.”

Ebony editor Jamilah Lemieux, Washington Post columnist Rahiel Tesfamariam and activist Rosa Clemente joined Kweli on the HuffingPostLive Segment.

[via Huffington Post]

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