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Rick Ross The Rapist

Should Rick Ross be punished in any way for his verse stating him raping a woman in the song “U.O.E.N.O”??? YES!!!!!!
“Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it, I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.” Rick Ross’ verse could be feeding the wrong image into the mind of the youth. Such as making them believe that doing things in the wrong manner is ok if no one knows it. Also he can set the image that raping women is ok, or that the use of mollies is appropriate. Music is very influential on youth these days, and as an artist some of the youth looks up to Rick Ross. For him to say these lines in a song can greatly affect whoever listens to his music.
However, rape is a crime! Those couple of lines in his verse on the song is basically a confession to rape. Who knows what possessed him to put that into his verse. Maybe since the word molly is becoming commonly used throughout the music industry, I guess its suppose to make crimes and other acts of negativity ok. Either way it goes, artist in the music industry are making more songs about the use of mollies and performing other criminal acts. Even after Ross apologizes for his lines in the song and gets taken of the track, later in the black hippy “U.O.E.N.O” remix; artist Schoolboy Q says lyrics similar to those of Rick Ross. Schoolboy says, “Molly in her drink but she asked me to,” It seems like this a growing trend with artists but why do they feel saying these things is ok. What can be done?
Unfortunately, no artist has suffered any severe punishment for his actions regarding this topic, so that may be the reason they continue to do it. The only thing that really happened to Rick Ross because of his idiotic lines in the song is he got dropped from his endorsement deal with Reebok. Something needs to be done, but what?

sTRESS rELIEVER

It’s starting to heat up outside, and school is almost over. Even though I hate school, I think I’ll be able to go all the way to the end of the year without falling back into my old ways. There’s about five weeks of school left so I have to hustle to make sure my grades are right. My grades still suck from the quarter before, but they are improving. With mother’s day passing not to long ago, my mom has been on my mind a lot lately. Throughout that whole week she was on my mind I miss her so much but it was good to hear some of my family check up on me to see how I was feeling. I really appreciate knowing that they care. Also I’ve been doing well in night school, which is almost over. I’ll be so happy when school is over and I can finally relax and enjoy my time. With all the killings happening my family and friends are looking out for making sure I’m safe. Lately all I been doing is finishing up school and buying shoes. Since I messed up earlier in the year it seems like I’m going to be spending some of summer getting my academics together. I’m ok with that because I know school comes first but I still want to get my shoes. Hopefully after summer school I still have some time to enjoy my summer. I don’t see summer school as ruining my summer, so I can deal with it. I still have anxiety over my mom but I kind of learned to deal with it. Life hasn’t been the easiest for me but no one ever said life was easy. You just have to take it day by day. At this point that’s the only thing I can do.

Stress Reliever

I think I’m at the point where I’m learning the best ways to deal with everything going on in my life. I’ve changed the way I react to things by thinking about what I’m going to say or do before I do it. Right now that’s the only way that I know works for me. I’m doing better in school even though my grades don’t show it yet. I’ve been getting more of my work done so that’s going to help. Also I have been doing better at home; well at least that’s what I think. Sometimes when I’m laying down thinking about everything I’ve done, I wonder if it would better if I had done things different. You can’t change the past, so I’m going to look towards the future.
I miss my mom like crazy, but I know she would want me to do great in life. I just got to step up and handle my business. There are people that care about me and these are the same people that encourage me to do well in everything I do. These people tell me everything happens for a reason, but sometimes the reason is unclear to me. I guess with time ill possibly know and understand the reason.
I’ve noticed that in my life that when things start to get better and go up somehow, they always get worse and go back down. Even though I’m pretty sure that’s just the way of life, I don’t like it at all. Why do people like me have to struggle? Why can’t things just be easier? None of this makes sense to me, but maybe that’s because of my age. Hopefully when I get older all my questions can get answered…

Stress Reliever

Right now I’m at a standstill. I don’t know what to think of my life. Sometimes it’s good and other times it’s bad. It’s the little things that turn into big things. My life was different before… My mom was my best friend. We talked a lot about almost everything. Everyone told us we were twins because we looked just alike. Me personally, I never saw it. That is something I miss hearing though.

We had a lot of fun together. I still remember all the times we use to laugh about silly things, like when we use to make stupid faces in the mirror. We did a lot together and she was always there for me. When I think back most of the things I learned in life are because of her. I’m thankful for all of it, even the things I didn’t understand at the time. Lately life has been feeling more bad than good. It seems like I’m always arguing with my grandma and it’s always over pointless stuff. Every day I ask why is this happening to me? Why do I have to go through this? It makes me think about some of the things I have done and the things I should have done. I just don’t know how to deal with everything going on.

Hopefully with time, I can figure out how to better myself so I can handle the situations that I’m in. I have had many talks with people who wanted to give me advice on how to stay strong. Some people say I should have taken the loss of my mother way harder than I did, but they don’t know all the thoughts racing through my head. They don’t know how messed up my emotions are right now. Most of the time I feel like the people closest to me don’t even know. Especially my family!!!!

My mom would have encouraged me to go to college. We both knew how important college was to succeed. She liked my decision to major in business. That is still my plan.

To be continued…

-Ahmario Lewis

Stress Reliever

Teens today face a lot! There’s a lot we have to deal with. Me personally, I feel like I go through a lot at home and at school. Finding a balance is no easy task. At school, I have to deal with teachers having bad days. I mean I understand bad days, but students aren’t allowed to have them. Are we? Today in class I was asked to take notes, and when the teacher called on me to read I said, “Just a second,” and was given a zero because I was not ready to read. It wasn’t that I was unwilling I was about to do it.
With the way teachers are and how school is set up I think it just puts more stress on students. With that “F” hanging over my head, I still have to go home and deal with how my grandma is going to react to it! Here comes more stress for me. Now if my grandma sees my grades and doesn’t know the reason behind them, she’s going to be upset. Who wants to deal with that? Not me! I just wish life was easier sometimes. I wish people would be more understanding of me. Is that to much too ask for?
The stress of school adds more stress at home. This is not how I expected my life to be! After my mother passed away in October, on top of me slacking off in school, I have a lot to deal with. I felt like my life was all messed up. I’ve been trying to get through everything, but sometimes it’s really hard to deal with. All this made me realize that life is short and you have to make the best of it. Hopefully, in the future things will be better for me, but for now I just have to wait and see.
-To be continued…

A. Lewis