Earlier this week, Rick Ross found himself in hot water when he was criticized over a lyric in Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O.," in which he 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.”

It appears that the issue is far from dead, however, as a new petition has surfaced urging the MMG impresario to apologize for the lyric. Change.org has published a petition demanding that Rozay publicly apologize for "glorifying 'date rape'" in the song.

After news of the controversy broke, Ross took to New Orleans' Q93 to clarify the lyric, saying that he never meant to insinuate rape in the song. He added that neither he nor anyone in his MMG camp condone rape.

"I want to make sure this is clear: woman is the most precious gift known to man," he said. "There was a misunderstanding with the lyric, a misinterpretation where the term 'rape' wasn't used. I would never use the term 'rape' in my records, and as far my camp, hip-hop don't condone that. The streets don't condone that. Nobody condones that. I just wanted to reach out to all the queens that are on my timelines, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that have been reaching out to me...we don't condone rape and we're not with that."

Check out the full video above.

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[via HipHopDX]

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