Did Rich Homie Quan just glorify rape?!

Photo Credit: Rich Homie Quan's Instagram (@richhomiequan)
Photo credit: Rich Homie Quan’s Instagram (@richhomiequan)

In another case of when keeping it ignorant expectedly goes wrong, Rich Homie Quan found himself in trouble with the public this week when lyrics from a newly leaked song of his showed the rapper spitting bars about raping a woman.

In the Young Thug-assisted “I Made It,” Quan raps, “I don’t want your h-, just want that cookie from her / She tried to resist, so I took it from her / How are you gonna tell me no? You must not know who I am.”

Wow. That seems like a pretty straightforward rape scenario.

After receiving a much-deserved backlash from angry fans who called him out on his pro-rape lyrics, Quan released a statement to Billboard, saying that he would “never condone rape.”

“’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,” Quan wrote.

However, judging by his lyrics, it’s easy to see that the message of the song is quite the opposite.

It’s sad that Quan even recorded such offensive lyrics in the first place. The perpetuation of rape culture in our society is bad enough, no artist should ever think it’s OK to craft lyrics that carelessly glorify, dismiss, or minimize the gravity and impact of rape.

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