Slim Thug & Earl Sweatshirt Lash Out At Reebok For Dropping Rick Ross

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Coming after yesterday’s news circling Reebok dropping their endorsement deal with rapper Rick Ross,  some have come to the defense of the Maybach Music Group founder.

Sharing “the boss” name with Rick Ross, Houston, Texas emcee Slim Thug took offense with part of Reebok’s statement, which read:

“Reebok holds our partners to a high standard and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so.”

The former Star Trak/Geffen Records artist went to Twitter to address that before what was believed to be lyrics supporting rape, Rick Ross has always represented himself as a former drug lord-turned-rapper.

They ain’t care about all the dope he was rapping bout selling when they signed him but now they tripping after all that promo
— slim thug (@slimthugga) – April 11, 2013

Slim Thug, who has previously worked with Rick Ross, added that he also believes the “U.O.E.N.O.” lyrics are not really supporting rape:

All I’m saying is its a rap song and he didn’t say he bout to rape a bitch so he shouldn’t have lost a deal over it
— slim thug (@slimthugga) – April 11, 2013

Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future felt the same as Slim Thug. The Los Angeles, California-based emcee who is currently signed to Columbia Records also hit the web where he tweeted of the reality that Rick Ross has discussed selling drugs before Reebok established to enter such a partnership.

At the moment, UltraViolet, the group that led last week’s protests, has openly praised Reebok for deciding to break ties with Rick Ross in their own statement.

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