U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain't Even Know It)

Album: Gift of Gab 2 (2013)
Charted: 20
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  • Atlanta rapper Rocko hooked up with Rick Ross and Future on this cut. Ross's controversial verse found him bragging about drugging a woman with pure ecstasy and later having sex with her. "Put molly in her champagne," he rapped, "She ain't even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, She ain't even know it."

    Ross's rhymes angered women's rights activists in America with radio stations being called on to remove the record, while many demanded that Ross make a public apology.

    The Florida rapper insisted his lyrics had been misconstrued as he didn't actually say 'rape.' Speaking on US radio station Q93.3, Ross said, "There was a misunderstanding with a lyric or a misinterpretation. The term rape wasn't used. I would never use the term rape in my records. Hip-Hop don't condone that, the streets don't condone that. Nobody condones that. I just want to reach out to all the queens on my timeline, the beautiful ladies that were reaching out to me... we don't condone rape and I'm not with that."
  • Rocko subsequently recorded five different remixes, featuring a number of different rappers without the offensive date-rape lyrics. "The record with Ross, that will always be the original record, but because of the type of traction that the record has as far as radio and all over the country, it puts me in a position where I have to change it," he told New York hip-hop station Hot 97.
  • Ross's controversial rhymes included a reference to Reebok with whom he had an endorsement deal ("I'll die over these Reeboks. She ain't even know it. Put molly all in her champagne. She ain't even know it.") In response to the public outcry, Reebok said in a statement that they would be ending their business relationship with the rapper.

Comments: 1

  • Sony from Yokohama, JapanThis song is only titled U.O.E.N.O., no need for the explanation... Not a big issue, but isn't exact the right way?
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