In this week’s Pulse Report, we realize Rick Ross is either extremely smart or incredibly dumb, watch Jay-Z say adios to the rap game, scratch our heads at T-Pain pulling publicity stunts and oh SOHH much more!
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]
1. Masterminding Dumbness
There’s a lot of things I like about Rick Ross. You all don’t need me to run down why I think he’s the biggest rapper out there in terms of hit records, a strong gang of respectable rappers on his label and having an image you can really big up. But with that said, these past few weeks have done everything you could imagine to bring down the “Boss” man. If you thought me saying Rick put the “Molly” raps to rest by now associating it with date rape, let’s take it up another notch b/c he’s made himself look extremely dumb. Let’s start with the fact that everyone and their mother is basically screaming at Reebok to drop him:
“In remaining silent, Reebok is using it’s brand to promote rape,” said Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet. “Reebok and Rick Ross have crossed a line– not only does Ross brag about drugging and raping a woman, he is pushing the idea that if you don’t use the word ‘rape’ it doesn’t count. We are fed up and disgusted with Reebok, and Thursday we will bring this fight to their front steps.” (Statement)
Keep in mind, this is early in the week. LOL. This wasn’t some last-minute announcement and yet I guess Ross and Reebok must have thought it was a joke until Thursday came where Ross made the worst statement you could imagine:
“I dont condone rape.Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape. #BOSS,” Ross tweeted April 4th.
“Apologies to my many business partners,who would never promote violence against women. @ReebokClassics @ultraviolet” (Rick Ross’ Twitter)
Now let’s analyze this for a quick minute. Did y’all pick up on what I just read? “Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape. #BOSS” LOL!!! Seriously? Are we really going to act like Ross did not just say “#lyrics interepreted as rape” right there? LOL!!!! IT IS RAPE! He clearly rapped about enjoying that thing and her not even knowing it. Under any circumstance, that’s rape. SMH. So my theory is either he is so smart he’s playing dumb or so dumb that he doesn’t realize he’s giving rape some shine.
This whole thing about not condoning rape is one thing, but when you start saying it’s us that misinterpreted what you said about rape? LOL!!! I like how Ross tried to really save himself by making sure to acknowledge the Reebok and UltraViolet protest. Let me know if I’m bugging b/c it really seems as though Ross is in denial over shouting out rape. Or maybe he did…….”and didn’t even know it.”