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Rick Ross Probably Doesn't Know What Date Rape Is

Backstage at BET's Rip the Runway Show
Rapper Rick Ross attends BET's Rip The Runway 2013:Backstage Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2013 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »There's a petition circulating on the Internet this week that calls for Reebok to drop Rick Ross as one of its spokespersons, as a number of activist groups have pointed out that one of his lines in the Rocko song "U.N.E.N.O." glorifies and condones date rape.

The line, "Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it / I took her home and enjoyed that, she ain't even know it" isn't hard for anyone with a passing understanding of drug lingo to understand ("Molly" refers to the club drug MDMA). Still, Ross insisted in a radio interview this week that his words had nothing to do with rape rape.

"Woman is the most precious gift known to man. And there was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation," Ross insisted to New Orleans' 93.3 (via MTV). "I would never use the term rape in my records, in my lyrics. And as far as my camp, hip-hop don't condone that, the streets don't condone that, nobody condones that."

Ross added, "I just want to reach out to all my queens that's on my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that have been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding: We don't condone rape, and I'm not with that."

Ross failed to explain how the song had been "misinterpreted," and offered nothing in the way of an apology. His words will likely do little to quell the calls for Reebok to stop sending paychecks his way.

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