As if the Rick Ross d@te rape fiasco wasn't already controversial enough, MMG cohort Meek Mill and We The Best Music Group artist Ace Hood recently came to the Miami rapper's defense. In separate radio interviews, both artists shared their different stances on what most would consider a pretty cut and dry lyric.
Meek's spiel came during a recent sit down with DC's 93.9 WKYS, who inquired about his standpoint on the controversy surrounding his boss's now infamous line on Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O." Around the five minute mark, the "Amen" MC was sure to mention previous cases of rappers mentioning r@pe that were swept under the rug, and blamed the blog phenomenon for perpetuating a lyric that otherwise would have flown over the radar.
"Biggie said, 'r@pe your kid throw 'em over the bridge' back then. It was nothing, it was just Hip-Hop. Now you got all these weirdos on these social sites voicing their opinion about something anybody say. I don't care, I'm from the hood," said Meek, claiming rap to be an "imaginary visual."
"If a writer write about somebody getting r@ped in a movie, that mean he a r@pist or he want girls to get r@ped? No, he just wrote about that in a movie."
On the other hand, the "Bugatti" rapper's explanation on Jenny Boom Boom's show in Hartford was less brash and less informed. And by less informed, we mean that Ace Hood has probably never actually heard the record based on his response.
Meanwhile, Rick Ross has been evading bad press since the public got wind of his verse, on which he says he put a molly in a girl's drink and took her home afterwards. The MMG frontman has since apologized for the public's "wrong interpretation," but many, including Talib Kweli, still remain critical of his antics. Looks like this will be the topic of conversation for a bit longer, Rozay.
Hear Meek's rationale below and catch Ace Hood's on the following page.