Yesterday we told you about some deeply troubling lyrics performed by rapper Rick Ross, in which he seems to describe and make light of date rape.
A featured guest on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.,” Ross raps: “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.”
In response to these reprehensible lyrics, a campaign has been launched by Mark Anthony Neal, Regina Bradley, Heidi Renee Lewis, David J. Leonard, and Brittney Cooper asking for you to upload a video shaming Rick Ross for such harmful, dangerous words.
These videos will be compiled into a series of two-minute clips and spread far and wide, with the intent to “shame” Rick Ross and others – in the spirit that your mother would shame you for acting a fool.
Tired of being angry and asking for apologies from these artists and their corporate supporters, we are enlisting your support in a “shaming statement” in response to Rick Ross and others.
With inspiration from Rosa Clemente (see below), we are asking you to record a short video of you “performing” the three lines below (with your own variations):
“Sex without consent is RAPE. That’s what you SHOULD know.
Sex without consent is RAPE. That’s what WE know.
Rick Ross, it’s a shame that YOU don’t know.”
Email your clip to firstname.lastname@example.org and upload it to youtube.
And be sure to share this call FAR AND WIDE!