An urban radio station inÂ Muskegon, Michigan, has decided to pull the music of hip-hop artists Lil Wayne and Rick Ross because of both rappers’ controversial lyrics, Clutch reports.
103.7 The Beat said in a statement released yesterday that they are concerned about the messages in Lil Wayne’s “Karate Chop,” that makes a troubling reference to Emmett Till, and Rick Ross’s s “â€œU.O.E.N.OÂ (NSFW)Â ” which describes a date rape.
The station wrote:
…While some feel itâ€™s only entertainment, many feel it sends and encourages the wrong message.Â Several individuals and organizations have taken a stand and so are we.Â Effective immediately Muskegonâ€™s WUVSlp 103.7 the Beat has pulledÂ ALL Lil Wayne and Rick Ross music from rotation.Â 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 someoneâ€™s life.
Read the entire press release here.