I’m all for freedom of artistic expression, but when one of the music industry’s most powerful voices, whom I loved in concert, and who belts out songs like the lovely That’s Why You’re Beautiful, the timeless Ave Maria and the every-woman’s anthem, Independent Women (with Destiny’s Child) turns to lyrics like these:
I’ve been drinking, I’ve been drinking
I get filthy when that liquor get into me
I’ve been thinking, I’ve been thinking
Why can’t I keep my fingers off it, baby?
I want you, na na
Boy, I’m drinking, I’m singing on the mic til my voice hoarse
Then I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfboard, surfboard, surfboard
Graining on that wood, graining, graining on that wood
I’m swerving on that, swerving, swerving on that big body
Been serving all this, swerve, surfing all in this good, good
And what about Jay Z’s contribution, her HUSBAND, no less:
Foreplay in the foyer, f***ed up my Warhol
Slip the panties right to the side
Ain’t got the time to take draws off, on site
And you kiss Blue Ivy good night with those mouths? How does this shit even make it to airplay? I get that Jay Z’s repertoire leans heavier on the hip hop/rap side, but, Beyoncé, I thought better of you. You can be sexy without being dirty and these lyrics do anything but make me want to run over to my iTunes and download your album.
And, wait, it gets
better worse with Kanye West’s thought-provoking remix, which adds this melodic bit:
Woo! You will never need another lover
Woo! Cause you a milf and I’m a motherf***er
Told you give the drummer some, now the drummer cummin’
I’m pa rum pa pum pumin’ all on your stomach
But, don’t take my word for it. See what this hilarious trio thinks of the latest in pop/hip hop music.
Meanwhile, I’ll just be over here, putting things in a box to the left.