Rich Homie Quan On His Rape Song: “If You Listen, It’s Just Good Music”
A while back, a number of tracks that Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug made together leaked. One of those songs was called “I Made It,” and it’s got a moment where Rich Homie Quan brags about rape: “I don’t want your ho, just want that cookie from her / 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 offered a not-great apology, saying that the song was never intended for release and that he does not condone rape. And on a recent appearance on the Breakfast Club morning show on the New York radio station Power 105.1, he said more things about it that aren’t going to make anyone much happier.
On the offending lyrics:
If you listen, it’s just good music. It wasn’t even supposed to leave the studio. The studio leaked something, and I apologize for it. But that ain’t what I want to do, rape anybody… It was like 100 songs got leaked. I don’t know, man. I be doing so many songs. The song like two years old, anyway. I was young.
Also, later in the show, on Bill Cosby: “I’m on Bill’s side, man.” Stop talking, Rich Homie Quan!
Granted: Maybe Rich Homie shouldn’t be held accountable for stuff he was doing when he was fucking around in the studio a few years ago. Still, that is some troubling shit right there. Here’s the whole interview, with the rape stuff put right up at the front:
You have to respect Charlemagne and his co-hosts for leading off with the most uncomfortable questions. You don’t have to respect them for the homophobic line of questioning that comes in later on, though.