Talib Kweli Criticizes Rick Ross

Talib Kweli

"I don't care if Rick Ross is 40 years old — he's a misguided 40-year-old person."

Strong words from Talib Kweli Monday as he addressed the recent controversy over Rick Ross' rap verse on the song U.O.E.N.O., in a HuffPost Live segment hosted by Marc Lamont Hill.

While Ross seems to have chalked the controversy surrounding his lyrics up to some unspecified "misunderstanding," many are not buying his explanation.

"Rick Ross condoned rape in that song … and he should apologize, and his apology that he offered was unacceptable." Kweli continued.

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EBONY.com's News & Life Editor Jamilah Lemieux, Washington Post columnist Rahiel Tesfamariam and activist Rosa Clemente, also participated in the segment discussing not only Ross' lyric, but also the importance of holding hip-hop artists and American communities accountable for not proactively rejecting rape culture or adequately addressing the prevalence of violence against women.

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