What A Prude! Mr Green, this is not new, you’ve been there
As people age, they forget what was cool in their youth and sing from soapboxes instead of tackling issues
If there is anything this past week has taught us, it is to never think we are as progressive as we like to say we are. It does not take too much digging beneath the surface to discover that a lot of us have grown up to be the same conservative prudes we accused our parents of being. If you’re in doubt, look at the reaction Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s latest song, WAP, is getting.
Last Friday, the US rappers, who are known for making raunchy music, released WAP (an acronym for Wet A%s P*S^y) and people all over the internet have been spitting out their dentures in rage. As the title suggests, the song is explicit.
Despite music’s long history with saucy lyrics, a mob of people were far from charmed and many of that mob’s leaders were not random internet trolls. US singer-songwriter CeeLo Green, 45, one of the brains behind the 2006 Gnarls Barkley hit, Crazy, felt the song was distasteful. In an interview with Far Out magazine he said: “There was once a time when we were savvy enough to code certain things. We could express to those it was meant for with the style of language we used. But now music is shameless, it is sheer savagery.”..