Friday, February 27, 2009

Mixed Messages

I am really confused by the messages some musicians and "rappers" are giving young women today. Neyo for instance has a lovely song by the name of Miss Independent. One of the verses actually says "her bills are paid on time." That's it? Pay your bills on time? He coos this like it is a sweet nothing. There are several songs that refer to women and their independence. A rapper named Webbie actually has a song that spells it out "I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T." I cannot repeat a verse because I have no idea what else he says. Jamie Foxx has a song titled " I Love Her Cause She Got Her Own." Really Jamie? Ok, I guess the message is clear. Bitches stop being so lazy, pay your bills on time that is truly the way to a man's heart.
But, then I hear T.I's song "Whatever You Like" and I am instantly confused. In the video he actually tells the girl at the fast food restaurant "you know you're too cute to be working here." Which I find incredibly offensive because this implies that she is too cute to work. His lyrics are much more romantic. "Brain so good coulda' sworn you went to college." So, give good head pretty girl you don't need to go to college....then "you can have whatever you liiiiike." Gross...

2 comments:

Noelle said...

what?! i just signed up for automatic billpay!

NonProcessed said...

Neyo was speaking about u, Noelle!