Rick Ross may have a lot of people upset over his lyrics on Rocko‘s now infamous “U.O.E.N.O.” track, but he’s also got some people in his corner. The latest rapper to come to his defense is Tyga. The Young Money rapper can relate to lyrical backlash, being that students at Harvard are protesting his forthcoming appearance at their annual Yardfest concert. During an interview with the LA Leakers, the 23-year-old spoke on how political correctness has brightened the spotlight on rap lyrics.
Standing up for Ross, he labeled the controversial verse an exercise in his 1st Amendment rights. “What he said that’s just freedom of speech,” Tyga explained making mentioned of the ongoing Reebok protest calling for the shoe company to cut ties with the MMG leader. “It wasn’t even his record. For them to do all that off of a mixtape song that wasn’t even his is kinda like…. you just got those groups they just wanna [petition].
“Activists and those righteous groups that’s what they do, they probably don’t even listen to Ross’ music, I know they don’t know who Rocko is! They just finding anything they can.” In reference to his own controversy, Tyga blasted the notion that he promotes “s-xism” and “r@pe culture,” as stated in the Change.org petition against him.”I’ve read the letter and it was funny because–this is just a group this isn’t the whole student union. The people that booked me, they’re fans. At the end of the day people have a right to their opinion, and I have a right to my opinion; to say what I want because it’s my music.” Admitting to making music deemed both good and bad, the “Rack City” rapper welcomes the best of both worlds. “I make negative music, but I also make positive music because that’s what’s thrown at me in life, your good and your evils.”