Radio stations are beginning to take a stand against rappers whose controversial lyrics are taking things way too far.
Lil Wayne and Rick Ross are the latest rappers whose songs have been pulled off the radio for this. The issue came to a head last month as a result of Lil Wayne, who recently revealed he is epileptic after a brief hospital stay, rapped a lyric in a verse on a remix to fellow rapper Future’s Karate Chop’. The lyric mentioned a very vulgar reference to female genitalia and Emmitt Till.
This past week Rick Ross received a lot of backlash when a song was released where he says the following lyric:
“Put molly all in her champagne, she aint even know it…I took her home and I enjoyed that, she aint even know it”
The lyrics came at a really bad time given the continued coverage and questions regarding the Steubenville rape case. Although Lil Wayne’s record label issued an apology on his behalf, Rick Ross opened up address opinions that the lyric condones rape. Catch the interview here.
Radio stations however are taking a stand despite apologies and claims of misunderstanding. In an effort to assess the messages they are condoning and influence they have on youth they are pulling songs with such lyrics completely off the air. Most recently, WUVS-LP 103.7, The Beat according to NecoleBitchie.com