Sports apparel giant Reebok has bowed down to pressure and ended their partnership with rapper Rick Ross.
Reebok issued the following statement:
“Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so. While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse. At this time, it is in everyone’s best interest for Reebok to end its partnership with Mr. Ross.
Rick’s feeble attempt at an apology was insulting and lacked sincerity.
For those of you who missed the controversy Rick angered many when he rapped about drugging and raping a woman on the Rocko track “U.O.E.N.O.” (You Ain’t Even Know It).
Struggling rapper/Monica’s baby father Rocko has now reluctantly removed Rick’s verse from the track and told radio station Hot 97,
“With all respect to the homie Ross… It’s a Catch-22. I don’t want to take him off. But one thing that’s set in stone is he’s always going to be on that song. It doesn’t matter who I put on the song, that’s going to always be the original version. It’s not like I can do another version and call it the original.”
Like Rick this idiot still doesn’t understand the seriousness of this issue.
And I don’t understand why Reebok went in to partnership with Rick in the first place. I mean look at the man, he is hardly a picture of health and fitness.
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