“We are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse,” the statement said.
The Miami-based rapper first addressed the song two weeks ago in a radio interview, saying “there was a misunderstanding with the lyric.” A week after that, he tweeted an apology. It was the same day the women’s group UltraViolet protested outside one of Reebok’s stores in Manhattan.
In his official apology, Ross also says men who listen to his music should “know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong.”
Hits by the Grammy-nominated Ross include “The Boss” and “Aston Martin Music.”