'U.O.E.N.O' Losing Criticized Rick Ross Verse
Rocko says he has six verses, including one from Young Jeezy, to replace Ross' bars.
Rocko will release a version of "U.O.E.N.O." without a controversial verse from Rick Ross, the MC has told Hot 97.
The Maybach Music mogul drew protests after his verses depicted himself slipping the drug molly into a woman's drink and taking her home -- a scenario many considered date rape. Ross defended the lyrics, tweeting, "I don't condone rape. Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape." Earlier, he called the criticism "a misunderstanding… the term rape wasn't used."
"With all respect to the homie Ross … it’s a Catch-22," Rocko told Hot 97 on Tuesday. "I don’t want to take him off. But one thing that’s set in stone is he’s always going to be on that song. It doesn’t matter who I put on the song, that’s going to always be the original version. It’s not like I can do another version and call it the original.”
The track also features Future. Rocko didn't reveal everyone who may take Ross' place on the song, but said he had "six different verses," including one from Young Jeezy. The original track was initially released on Rocko's "Gift of Gab 2" mixtape.