Following in the sketchy footsteps of Rick Ross, Rich Homie Quan is the latest rapper to drop bars about taking sexual advantage of a woman – also known as rape. On an unreleased track that mysteriously hit the Web titled “I Made It,” RHQ professes to having sex with a woman who tried to resist, asking her, “How you gonna tell me no?”
“I don’t want your hoe, just want that cookie from her/ She tried to resist so I took it from her/ How you gonna tell me no?/ You must not know who I am,” he raps at the 2:11 mark:
Immediately garnering backlash for his pro-rape lyrics, Rich Homie Quan did damage control with a statement. Writing that he “would never condone” rape, the rapper explained that the song was never intended for release, according to Billboard.
“‘I Made It’ was never intended to be released. The song was not lyrically what I wanted to say and was not completed. Without my knowledge, there was a studio leak of the recording. I apologize that it’s out; and I have asked my lawyer to pursue a cease and desist on the song immediately. To be clear, I would never condone rape.”
So… if a rapper writes about rape in a forest and no one hears it, are they still lyrics about rape?