Rich Homie Quan has responded to controversy surrounding lyrics in a leaked song.
The MC faced criticism over an offensive lyric in “I Made It,” a track that also features Young Thug.
"I don't want your ho, just want that cookie from her,” Quan raps on the Rich Gang track which hit the web in December, according to Billboard. "She tried to resist so I took it from her/ How are you gonna tell me ‘No?’ / You must not know who I am."
Rich Homie Quan responded to the criticism surrounding the lyrics by releasing a statement via Billboard today (May 13).
"'I Made It' was never intended to be released,” he said. "The song was not lyrically what I wanted to say and was not completed. Without my knowledge, there was a studio leak of the recording. I apologize that it’s out. And I have asked my lawyer to pursue a cease and desist on the song immediately. To be clear, I would never condone rape."
The MC faced a lot of backlash about the lyrics on Twitter. Here's a sample of the feedback Quan received:
"I Made It" was reportedly part of a series of Rich Gang tracks intended for their Rich Gang: Tha Tour, Part 2 project. In February, Quan announced his departure from Rich Gang.
After leaving the group, Quan was rumored to be feuding with Young Thug. He's since said there's "no bad blood" and that he's focusing on his solo career.
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