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Radio Station Stops Playing Rick Ross, Lil Wayne

A small radio station in Michigan has opted to remove both Rick Ross and Lil Wayne from their playlists.

Both artists have been particularly controversial in the past few months for a variety of reasons, ranging from drugs, to Emmett Til and, most recently, Rick Ross lyric that seems to advocate date rape.

WUVSIp 103.7 in Muskegon, Michigan issued the following statement.

“Many would say both rappers have taken their lyrical content too far and offended too many. The family and estate of [Emmett Till] have released a statement of disapproval over Lil Wayne’s disregard and disrespectful lyrics. Though his record label issued a statement of apology, the rapper has yet to do so. In the case of Rick Ross, a petition has been started over his blatant disregard for women and the issue of date rape. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that over 300,000 women are raped or sexually assaulted per year in the United States alone. That is a disturbing number and should not be taken lightly. His lyrics not only condone the behavior, but he boasts about it in the song. While some feel it’s only entertainment, many feel it sends and encourages the wrong message. Several individuals and organizations have taken a stand and so are we. Effective immediately Muskegon’s WUVSlp 103.7 the Beat has pulled ALL Lil Wayne and Rick Ross music from rotation. We pride ourselves on playing music that is non-degrading and non-violent. While we believe in freedom of speech, creative writing and individualism, we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone’s life.”

No other urban stations have formally take such a hard stance against the artists, despite the controversy.

Neither artist has commented at press time.

  • Romia Blue

    *stand for something or fall for anything*
    won’t stop their sales though; their own undoing will handle that


    There is a God

  • TruthSerum

    So, this station is taking a stand against Ross now, but was supportive of him everytime he wrote a song about selling poison to the masses and destroying his own community??

    People are such hypocrites…….”we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone’s life.” FOH, you been playing this dudes songs about Drug Dealing and murder since he came out, and Drug Dealing and murder harms and ends peoples lives just as bad if not worse then rape.

    Either your for freedom of speech or your not, but dont try to stand on your soapbox on one issue and give a pass on another. What this basially says to me is that the radio station supports destroying the community with drugs and black on black violence….

    “Its okay to sell poison and kill one another………so long as nobody gets raped!!” – thats the message they sent out with this statement.

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    • june dawnson

      Shut up!!! You and I both know it’s one thing to pretend like you a oscar award winning Goodfella selling weight and splittin heads (this is where alot of our generation got it from), but braggin about date rape is a whole other universe. I lost a little respect for Rocko oussy azz for being too scared to pull ricks verse off a mixtape song. Rick ain’t even that hard. N@@@AZ so soft now in days!!!!!!! SMH

      • TruthSerum

        I dont see any real big difference….. A Drug Dealer and a Rapist are an equal level of lowlife to me. Neither one does anything but destroy other peoples lives for their own gratification.

        For the record, I’m all for freedom of speech to begin with, I dont think anybody should be telling Ross what he can say on a record…….. If he wants to fantasize about being a Coke Dealing Rapist thats his perogative…..

        But if your gonna stand on your soapbox, be consistent……When a person does a bunch of lowlife scumbag non-sense and you only take a stand on one of the things he does, it appears as though you dont have a problem with the rest.

      • june dawnson

        What are you a narco??? Raping about selling weight doesn’t have the same chain reaction as date rape lyrics and 4 u to say that the two are one in the same makes me think your either a narcotics agent or someone who is intimidated by street shyt. You might have to hussle to survive in urban america, but no one has to date rape to survive. I HAVE WON THIS ARGUMENT!!!!!!!!!!! U SOUND STUPID AND ROCKO IS PRETENDIN TO BE A STAND UP GUY IF HE TOO OUSSY TO PULL ANOTHER MANS VERSE OFF A LIITLE MIXTAPE SONG. HE’S CUT FROM YOUR CLOTH, U 2 MUST KNOW EACH OTHER????

      • TruthSerum

        You can win this argument in your own head all you want, lol, I dont need your approval to know when I’m right about something….. And no I’m not a narcotics agent and I’ve grown up around my fair share of drugs….. My experience shaped my point of view. People in hip hop glorify scumbags like this when anybody who’s been around it knows theres nothing glorious to it as it relates the real life effects on not just the people involved, but their families and the community as a whole….. A crack dealer supplies a junkie, a junkie runs out of money and does whatever they have to do to get money to support there habit, which in many instances leads to violent crimes like robberies, assault and sometimes murder……etc etc etc……. Not exactly helping the community is it??

        But Hip Hop is an art form and as such you take it with a grain of salt, like a film or a book. I never go around talking about this kind of stuff and complaining about it. I support free speech and some of my favorite music and films revolve around this sort of material…….

        But now he wrote a lyric about rape and its all about “Being Positive and setting an example”……FOH, they were better off saying nothing at all. Now it looks like there “Moral standards” are weak, they get offended enough by this to ban something, yet sit back and count their money when they spin his songs about Dope pushing and murder…..

        If you dont see the hypocrisy in that then so be it, I dont need to convince you,I’m just putting my own opinion out there……Thats what the comments section is for.

      • Richie_Ochoa

        You lost this one. You’re right on one thing “Raping about selling weight doesn’t have the same chain reaction as date rape lyrics” Yeah more people wanna sell dope after listening to Ross I dont think anybody will listen to that nigga and wanna go rape someone. Plus that line dont have shit to do with rape. You ever seen somebody on molly They be so turned up Molly aint a date rape drug. Ever heard this line Hope they know my nigga Gutter fuckin kidnip kids (thats right)Fuck ’em in the ass, throw ’em over the bridge (aaah)….Thats beef by biggie which line is worse

    • Matt Swan

      Or do you think that maybe folks finally hit their breaking point with the ish they said? I think more stations should follow, but I know that won’t happen as long as payola is going on.

      • Dee

        i agree matt people just tired of it

    • Banksy

      If what Ross rapped about happened to a female in your family would you still be so offended by the radio’s stance?

      • TruthSerum

        One has nothing to do with the other, If somebody in my family got raped I wouldnt blame a song lyric for it and I wouldnt want an artist being punished for it…….. Freedom of Speech shouldnt have limits, your either for Free Speech or your against it, there is no middle ground…….. So to answer your question, no it wouldnt change my stance on the issue. I never claimed that the lyrics werent in poor taste to begin with, thats not whats being discussed….. I’ve had family members through the years strung out on drugs and I never blamed Rick Ross’s lyrics for it, and I wouldnt blame his date rape song either……The point is. nothing Rick Ross does is positive so to just take a stand on this one issue seems like a double standard to me

      • Bnard

        I find it funny that you’re talking about freedom. Just like these stupid rappers have the freedom to mentally destroy people via post-hypnotic suggestion, this radio station has the freedom to do away with these fools once their usefulness or lack there of is up (I wish more would take a stand). I do agree with you that you cant be against one thing without being against the whole. However, even sheep deserve the room to realize when they’ve been led down the wrong path and to change course. From what I’ve seen from the response to the Emmitt Till (PBUH) lyric and the date rape lyric, it seems like the sheep are starting to turn around or at the least, take notice to the destructive outcomes that emulating these rappers can do (at least I hope so). Peace.

    • thats what i was thinking…like really? oh now he’s gon too far??? so none of that other stuff was just as bad??? foh

    • sosa tha plug

      mostly white men rape white women,statistacally speaking.coons knew this would resonate in massas community,thereby generating sponsorship and other perks.easy 2 see if ur even 10 percent of a hustler.

    • Tony G.

      Agree with u..its a bit late..but better late than never

    • Kingjah

      Take too much of a stand, then nothing will be int the rotation. I just turn to another station when it comes on. I am tired of it… I do agree with Robert, take a stand on it all not just 2.

      • Bnard

        only radio stations think that we still need them in 2013.

  • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

    I hate wayne and ross but neither line offended me. I’ve had people say worse to me. people need to get thicker skin. our society is full of wimps and sissys.

    • Bumpy Johnson

      who remembers “my fo fo make sure all your kids dont grow”.

      • wasn’t getting radio play though….that was on the album…you gotta admit…these niggaz been pushing the envelope for the past few years and getting heavy rotation with the same negative endorsement of drug dealing, killing etc.

      • Bumpy Johnson

        i dono what can get worse than making sure someones kids dont grow with your fo fo but yea i feel u.

    • i agree, i don’t know what’z the deal with folks all of a sudden n 2013. next, they will try 2 ban whole albums.

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  • mosestobymcgeethree

    they might as well just stop playing 95% of mainstream rap then

    • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

      isn’t that what they just did tho?

  • Finally…..2013 marks the end of Lil Wayne’s career.

    • Tahir


      This Month

      563Lil Wayne: I Am Not a Human Being II

      89Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience

      59Demigodz: KILLmatic

      58Swollen Members: Beautiful Death Machine

      43Doppelgangaz: Hark

      35Cappadonna: Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre

      25Durag Dynasty: 360 Waves

      25Bilal: A Love Surreal

      22ANTHM & Blu (as GODleeBarnes): Handful Of Dust

      18Planet Asia & Gensu Dean: Abrasions

      Wayne is still winning and the album is dope ..i bought the deluxe version and i only hate 2 songs on it …if you don’t like Wayne ,that’s understandable but if you say he is garbage then you hating..nuff said

      • Bumpy Johnson

        how is saynig he is garbage hating?

      • Man it aint even about rather he has flow or not, cuz he still does. His tone of everything has changed from what it use to be. Before this dude was rappin’ about the come up and the feeling of success along with hustlin’ etc. Now it’s just f*ck a b*tch and she suck my d*ck and he’s basically dissing people that listen to his own music and everything else inbetween. Just f*ck everybody for no damn reason. F*ck everybody whoever bought some sh*t by me and made me rich… I mean at what point do we just go wtf is this even hip hop anymore? Or for that matter tollerable music. I cuss in my music and all that it’s just a natural form of speaking these days, but when you gotta get half your verse blanked out on the radio cuz your lyrical content consist of 50 cuss word fillers then wtf bruh. That’s why the radio has to play so much damn R&B and less hip hop. Dudes cussin in music aint really a “bad” thing, but when they make the industry standard about hoes, drugs, etc. etc. and just rap about fans like chess pieces. We lose all power as fans of hip hop letting this sh*t slide….

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      u ma’am are so gay!

      • RealMusicFag

        Whats wrong with either?

  • Eli Pinilla

    Good Shit!!

  • MrNoName2K

    makes sense…

  • Richard Savage

    While i dont care for either rapper i think people are forgetting we live in a country where the 1st amendment states freedom of speech and if you don’t like their music or what they say dont buy it or listen. Stopping their radio spins will only hurt the radio station thats stopping it. These two have millions of followers and if they cant hear them on the radio then they will go to a station that will play them…if they even listen to the radio now. Radio cant afford to do something like this especially a small radio station like this one

    • Q.

      “Stopping their radio spins will only hurt the radio station thats stopping it.”

      LOL This statement would be true if the LISTENERS had control over radio playlists, which they clearly don’t. The cafeteria (ie. RADIO) serves slop…you eat slop. Either that, or you leave the cafeteria. But you don’t get to choose what they’re serving.

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  • BulldogCG

    support this 100 percent. Free country, wayne and them got a right to say it, but owners got the right to say no thanks. Its sad that we get upset when someone displays morals, but we protect every dumb thing some ppl do. Freedom goes both ways.

  • Tahir

    Soo I did they also stop playing Eminem,BIG and 2pac songs too? or is this just a hate on Wayne and Ross ? ..Americans forgetting that freedom of speech is #1 amendment …Eminem has the worst and more offending lyrics than Wayne and Ross but I’ve never heard of a station stop playing his music

    • BOO BOE

      fo reel if this is the case ALL THESE RAP NIGGAS NEED TO BE PUT ON TRIAL

  • Tahir

    No wonder Wayne starts his new album with lines like “Americans hate that he is American”

    • BOO BOE

      Wayne might not even understand what makes an AMerican an American. So how the hell is he American?? American is not the thing to be, Like Brother Malcolm once said when they pledge allegiance and one nation under all you got these Negros standing up proud, they aren’t talking abut you, they don’t mean you. I think wayne means they hate he has money..

  • Eny Daboss

    lmaoo wat is next ????? huh stop showing movies wit guns? lol these niggas they gona stop playin 50 on radio he promotin gang violence lmaooo and kanye cause he wears skirts lol

  • infinit221

    I hadn’t really thought bout this until now…but how many perverse lines has eminem had about raping and torturing women? Biggies verse on dead wrong about rape still gives me chills to this day…Ross should make a statement, but folks are overdoing it

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  • Q.

    It’s a start.

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  • dominicancoke

    lol a small station in michigan? lol im sure this is gonna crushed hip hop. news flash only radio stations that really matter to hip hop is hot 97 nyc power105 nyc n to a lesser effectiveness power106 l.a cause both cities have the biggest media outlets other stations just locally relevant u dont see their djs on mtv bet ect no rapper blows up fir having the number 1 song in shitsville nowhere town it has to get to ny l.a or chicago miami atlanta

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    Should’ve stopped playing they shit all long time ago!! Don’t crucify them for one lyric is what i’m saying put all these rap NIGGAS on trial

    • sosa tha plug

      nah put yo bitch ass on trial 4 not crucifying the policeman that beats you,the nasty whore that beats you,or the crooked pastors whose churches surround your poor ass hood so hey can beat you n not even do a damn toy drive on xmas 4 the poor kids they beat.meanwhile a rapper is abandoned by society,works as hard a s he can wity God given talent 2 make poetry about harsh life that will feed his kids and help him escape and u hate him?? u a miseducated housenigger that will fail at whatever you wish 4 in life.CURTIS MAYFIELD RAPPED ABOUT PIMPIN DEEZ HOES N SELLIN PLENTY WEIGHT BUT HIS RACE DIDNTT HATE HIM 4 THAT…HIS RACE HATED THE ONES WHO PREDICATED THE CIRCUMSTANCES.DUMMY ASS NIGGA

  • EQ

    kids dont listen to the radio anymore…

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  • JDogg

    I am not exactly a Rick Ross Fan. I lost respect for that dude when he lied about the whole correctional officer coverup. I had no problem with him being a C.O, but to deny it twice in two interviews before he finally had no choice to open up about it is just pitiful. If you have yet to see those videos, you can easily youtube it to see what I am talking about! It just makes me think if he was so quick to lie about that, what other things in his past has he fabricated or lied to us about??? Aside from not being a Ross fan, I do defend him on the rap lyrics reffering to rape. I do think the media is overreacting to the whole rape lyrics contervesary. If your going to hold Ross accountable for a line about slipping a molly in a girls drink, than I supppose you may just have to hold 90% of all the other rappers who have rapped about things that are just as bad as committing rape. Eminem is a good example, but obviously people know he’s just clowin around, so I guess he get’s a pass ?? lol Anyways, no matter if people blame lyrics for motivating people to carry out such heinous acts, I think we need to understand that these people who would actually commit these acts had to be fucked up like that in the first place, not because some rap star told them to go do it, lol !! People just need to get over it and stop attacking these rappers for every single word they say. If you don’t like the shit , don’t listen to it and don’t buy it. Plain and simple !

  • YungKizz

    who? listen to the radio anyway?

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    • sosa tha plug

      btw there have been countless lyics in all genres that could have qualified.

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  • Daniel Davis

    What about Eminem he stayed talking about raping B!#tches??? O_o

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  • BottomLine

    Most of U are misinterpreting what is going on. The radiostation is not taking a stand they are about $$$. while it is profitable they will promote any garbage. what happens is that when people complain in large #’s they see their money in the future potentially being affected by boycotts, backlash and things of that nature. They are really looking out for their own self interest. Pay attention people… It’s COMMERCE not CONSCIENCE!!!!

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  • Tahir

    in that case then every rapper should be banned for using the word “nigga” because slavery to me is the worst thing that ever happened to humanity ..slaves were called nigga,they were beaten and some killed …so how is the rape lyric or the Emmet Till reference worse than slavery or Eminem’s lyrics on bombing the white house ,killing the US president,raping women and shooting up kids at Columbine high school ..Many other rappers have worst references ..Why Ross and Wayne?

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