And now, an episode of “Are You KIDDING Me With Those Lyrics?”

Courtesy of Usher’s latest single (featuring Will.I.Am), “OMG“:

Honey got a booty like pow, pow, pow
Honey got some boobies like wow, oh wow

Granted, it’s not like the entirety of lyrics in this song are up there with Shakespearean poetry.  Plus, it’s pop/R&B.  The party music that’s quite popular right about now.  It’s not supposed to be all DEEP and shit.

But this is just bad.

Not even in an “OMG (hee, see what I did there?), he’s objectifying women!” kind of way.  Because a) I think we’ve all heard worse in terms of “objectification of women in music”, and b) I don’t give a fuck about that shit.  *rolls eyes*  There are songs that I definitely find tacky, but hardly any I’d get all up in arms about.

But Usher’s latest hit makes me laugh like a 9 year old  – “He said BOOBIES!” That’s assuming 9 year olds would still giggle at that.  I don’t know; times have changed.  What are 9 year olds like nowadays?  I was very much a late bloomer, and was probably more naive than most 9 year olds – at the time in 1984.  But who knows what 9 year olds are doing now?

I state this opinion of Usher’s new song, with full realization that I am a woman of questionable taste when it comes to music.  I like a lot of the cheesy, fluffy stuff.  Always have and probably always will. Maybe it’s kind of surprising that I’m not loving and adoring this song…?

But there’s just a point…even in the worst of the worst pop music…where it’s like, “Didn’t you even TRY??”

Heh.  Usher said BOOBIES.

Wow, oh wow indeed.


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About meredithelaine

thirty-something. karaoke diva. just trying to get by.
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