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Rick Ross Formally Non-Apologizes for His Rape Lyric

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Rick Ross performs onstage at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on September 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

The lyrics in question, from Rocko's "U.N.E.N.O," are "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," and understandably, many people are upset about it. (A petition to have Rick Ross dropped from his Reebok endorsement has 50,000 signatures and counting.) Rick Ross tried to deflect the criticisms during a radio interview, saying that the lyrics were misunderstood and that "woman is the most precious gift known to man." Today, he tried again on Twitter: "I don't condone rape. Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape." Nope, that is still not an actual apology.

Photo: Rick Diamond/2012 Getty Images