Meek Mill, UltraViolet React To Reebok Dropping Rick Ross
While women’s rights group UltraViolet rejoiced over Reebok dropping Rick Ross for his controversial lyrics, those in Rozay’s corner were anything but pleased.
The bawse has kept silent on the Twitter streets but his protégé Meek Mill sounded off against the sneaker company. “Reeboks right next 2 FILA when it come 2 sneaks that shit corny,” the Dreamchasers MC tweeted. “I was only was feeling swizz & tyga projects… #boom.”
Slim Thug also went on an e-tirade. “[Reebok] ain’t care about all the dope he was rapping bout selling when they signed him but now they tripping after all that promo,” wrote the Houston native. “All I’m saying is its a rap song and he didn’t say he bout to rape a bitch so he shouldn’t have lost a deal over it.”
UltraViolet issued a statement, celebrating their victory after staging protests at Reebok HQs last week and collecting more than 100,000 signatures petitioning Reebok to fire the MMG leader. “We are thrilled to hear that Reebok is joining the fight against rape culture and dropping Rick Ross,” says UltraViolet co-founder Nita Chaudhary.
“This is a huge victory for women, for the 526 survivors of rape who were brave enough to publicly confront rape culture, and for the nearly 100,000 UltraViolet members who have poured their hearts and time into this campaign,” she continued. “This sends a strong message that rapping about drugging and raping an unconscious woman is not only morally wrong, but has real consequences. After Steubenville, Americans expect and demand better. Thank you Reebok for taking a stand.”