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In, Rocko’s song ft. Rick Ross, “You ain’t even know it”, Rick Ross clearly and boldly 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” . Molly is the name of a popular date rape drug used on women. Rick Ross even goes as far as saying he took her to his place and “enjoyed that… she ain’t even know it”. Now I interpreted this statement as, he drugged and raped a women in his home. However, in the interview Ross, says that he would never condone rape and that he would never talk about it on his records. So am I missing something, was the Molly he was singing about some sort of aphrodisiac and not a date rape drug? If so, I ain’t even know it. I find it problematic, that he even felt that those lyrics were not offensive. This type of craziness reinforces the stereotypes of the “black male deviant” and the black male as a rapist. It sends the message that we must hide the women from black men because they are not safe and won’t even know what hits them when the black man attacks. Whats even more crazy is that this song is still available to the public. People all over the world can hear this song, and because it sounds cool, or its Rick Ross rapping, they could get the impression that rape is ok. Is Ross performing what he thinks his view of a rapper is? Do you think he genuinely doesn’t view those lyrics as rape? Has rap, well some forms of rap gone to far? I sure think so. What can we do about it?