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Hot Topic: The ‘Oversexualization’ Of Pop Music.

RIHANNA GRAMMYS 20121 Hot Topic: The Oversexualization Of Pop Music.

“I love it- I love it- I love it when you eat it.

“Stop at the light Imma jump out my Barbie dream car/Imma jump on it- Imma ride him like a theme park.

It’s lyrics like these Cyndi Lauper may have been addressing, when she billed modern music ‘too sexual’ during an interview with ‘The Metro‘ recently.

Revealing that she shares her fans sentiment that much of today’s music is aggressive ‘Rape music’, the ‘She Bop’ belle had this to say on the matter:

“One young woman walked up to me recently at a concert and thanked me for my work ‘in the midst of all this rape music. I never thought of it like that, but so much music nowadays is about sex, sex, sex and is quite aggressive.

She called it rape music.I thought, ‘Oh my God, I guess she’s right’.

I just try to write music that connects with people’s conscience and make music for awake people rather than sleepwalkers”

So, considering ‘imagery’ endorsed by the likes of Marky Mark, Madonna and Adinah Howard in the 90s compared to outings by the likes of Chris Brown, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj today, we ask this:

Has Pop Music Become ‘Oversexualized’?

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    NO POP MUSIC ISN’T OVERSEXUALIZED!!! I’m sure Janet, one of the biggest sex icons back in the 80s, 90s, were singing about sex long before RIHANNA, SAM!!! (See the Janet album for more info)….Same with TLC (Good At Being Bad) and a plenty other rappers (LIL KIM, ETC.)

    Some of the biggest hits this year, Call Me Maybe, We Are Young, aren’t about SEX!

    Yall are REACHING for an article!! I’m sure you can find something to post if you go to Rihannadaily.com, Ultimate-rihanna.com or stalk Rih’s twitter/instagram!

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    me Replied:

    yes this is an excuse the bash rihanna

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    Blue The real HIVE Replied:

    Just admit it rihanna s a hoe!!! Oh have see chris brown s new tats? It MEANS f*** OFF RIHANNA CHRIS FINALLY TOLD THE WORLD GE DOESN’T WANT HER

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    777 Replied:

    IMO this is no way to bash Rihanna. she is not the topic here. She is just included in the subject matter. I don’t think there is anything wrong with music and sex combined; however that’s all there is today (mainstream) and when you see who it is being marketed to, KIDS (18 and below) lies the problem. This is not a new issue but it has definitely reached a boiling point. The problem is you have all these wannabes prentending to be “artist” and they couldn’t be further from it. Artist not only create, they are creative. Sex is not the only thing in LIFE, it’s just part of it. #ExpandYourMind!

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    mobwife Replied:

    I love Janet Jackson and yes, she came out of her shell on the EPIC CD “JANET. “! “Any time Any Place’, “IF” (your smooth and shiny feels so good against my lips) to name a few from one of my favorite JJ CDs.

    Madonna wrote the handbook and issued a coffee table S.E.X. book back inthe day lets not forget. Where Madonna and others pranced around and posed naked! All of course complimenting her OVER THE TOP SEXUALIZED IMAGE with songs like ‘Erotica’, etc. ……I still love me some Madonna.

    OMG, Prince (Rogers Nelson)! Hell pick a song from any CD…”.Little Nicki’ etc. Please the SEX-IN-MUSIC game goes back far beyond this “baby generation”! Cyndi INSIGNIFICANT Lauper needs to STFU and crawl her old ass back into her coffin!

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    THETRUTH Replied:

    lets keep it real there has always been sex music but it has never really been as quite vulgar as today. Music today is not even music its just SEX!!! Its ridiculous and yes Sam probably was trying to take a jab at riri but she’s not the only one beyonce has always been sexual, lil wayne, nicki minaj, and plenty others are just talkin nasty, and the real issue is the fact that these songs are being played on the radio and kids are listening to them and copying what they hear and also what they see on tv

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    Lax Replied:

    Heeeeey where is the biggest choochie popper of them
    all Beyonce, She is known for dry humping, grinding, popping, rolling bump it and knocking it and we all know
    that she has had to have some EXTRa Stitches to sew that loose chooc of her’s up some since she have been GAPPPPPING it wide for over two Decades.
    PS
    I am sure that Beyonce is having a hard time even with her Clout, paper and sass, she is still having a hard time keeping her money in her pocket book aka chooch, since she does a Super Job of GAPPPPPPPIN her legs wider
    then the Grand Canyon!

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    Letruth says:
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    Lol of course they use a picture of rihanna. Sex sells and will always.

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    Turkey Germany Girl Replied:

    Cause Rihanna is the most sexy one together with xtina

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    Common Sense Replied:

    Nothing sexy about xtina’s turkey belly.

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    Blue The real HIVE Replied:

    Coz RIhoe is the biggest hoe than other artist she f*** more ducks than her age

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    dossome Replied:

    sex really does sell but at the end of the day music rules thats why albums like thriller,bodyguard soundtrack,come on over,lets talk about love,21,music box,daydream continue to outsell erotica,janet,loud and songs like how deep is your love,i will always love you,hero,my heart will go on,rolling in the deep doing better than erotica,anytime anyplace,motivation,s&m

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    Twitter - @091094_ says:
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    It definatley has, no doubt about it, infact I see it as normal now, I’v been brainwashed, someone rubbing their p**** on tv dont affect me no more

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    mobwife Replied:

    I wonder if Cyndi Lauper will also complain about all of the TV SHOWS that sell sex and focus on homosexuality? Or is she just bitching about music becuase no one is purchasing her new material?

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    Madonna’s Erotica was the best, its’ her fault haha, i don’t think so because even a love song has a deep meaning, Music has always been about sex most of the time, even in the 60′s, The Beatles, Elvis, Madonna, Janet…Music is about sex, everything these days is about sex, has always been like that, our culture is full of sex references, America’s Sex Symbols Marilyn Monroe and Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Lips, Pamela Anderson Tits, J.Lo’s butt ect, ect…Michael grabbing his crotch is not different from Rihanna’s voguing her vagina.

    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/12100000/MJ-crotch-grabbing-michael-jackson-12182206-400-320.gif

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3anl6mFay1qzwh14o1_500.gif

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    Bey + MC Slay Your Faves says:
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    Hypersexuality in music has been a commonplace since the seventies with the emergence of disco. Perhaps now though, sex is becoming more acceptable in mainstream culture and those who view sexuality as immoral or debased are becoming more vocal about how some lyrics scandalize them. I mean, Talk That Talk is no dirtier than a Madonna or Janet Jackson album.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Markus Arelius says:
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    Pop music is very sexualized…but then again, sex sells. Although Beyonce has managed to stay sexy and not slutty *cough rihanna cough*

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    JJFan1814 Replied:

    It’s amazing how the BEY h**’S has to name drop Rihanna. I mean, until Bey actually outsells Rih-rih “Someone please show me the receipts of 4closure outsold TTT” then you can talk.

    :-*

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    CRAMPED Replied:

    Who is talking about TTT Vs 4?! STFU

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    mobwife Replied:

    I like Beyonce but lets not pretend that she has not been sexing sex as well for many years if not in her lyrics definately through her dances and choice in clothing. And I like Beyonce so my words aren’t coming from a hater!

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    becoolxx says:
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    Well most pop stars are Program Betas Which means they are Programed to be & encouraged to be oversexualiz

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    POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) Replied:

    i love those kinds of comments , interesting and amusing *reads*

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    RymeReason Replied:

    It’s funny you mention this because last week Rihanna was wearing a t-shirt that said “Sex Kitten”. Little do her fans know that she is a p.rogrammed b.eta sex kitten as is Beyonce, Gaga, and Madonna etc…

    Signs of beta programming are animal prints, whiskers, cat faces, bunny ears and leashes or collars. People will say “oh those are just trends”. The goal is to get the masses acting just like their idols; like mindless sexual objects, so yes, the things they wear become trends. They’ve managed to even get the men wearing animal prints en masse.

    Britney Spears tried to break her programming when she had the “breakdown” and shaved her head bald. It was actually her programming that was malfunctioning which allowed her to see that something was wrong with her. That’s why she said all she wants is for people to stop touching her and to leave her alone, and by people she meant her “handlers”.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA says:
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    That’s because a lot of these pop artists need to sell sex because they don’t have the vocals, instrument or songwriting abilities to sing/rap about anything with substance or dynamics. This generation is just f*cked up due to reality TV (bad girls club, basketball wives etc.) and false idols (Nicki, Rihanna, Beyonce). To them what they see on TV and online is what life is all about! Being a slutty drunk hoe who fights anyone just to say “I’m bad.” F*ckin stupid. Unfortunately even people who use to be sensible with meaning music fell for the hype as well (Brandy). Real talent is overshadowed if your not thrusting your V on stage nowadays. Oh well, it’s obviously what the public wants or it wouldn’t be popular….

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    Twitter - @091094_ Replied:

    What your saying is true, but I dont think the public want it, I think it was pushed upon the public by greedy record labels and corporate agendas, so after so many years of being bombarded with sexual inuendo that we now think of it as normal

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    Common Sense Replied:

    Technically sexuality is normal. That doesn’t mean that it makes for music of substance though. But since looks are all these entertainers have going for them, it’s what they use to make their money.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    LegendTina The Goddess Of Music says:
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    Some do sex songs just to push boundaries with no substance or anything behind it like these ‘new artists’… Madonna started this sex thing but it was substance and express especially with a song of hers ‘Human Nature’ about her sexual music and there was like a message behind it following her ‘sexual pop anthems’ then you get Christina Aguilera who was the 1st new female artist of her generation to push it with ‘dirrty’ & some of the racy songs on Stripped and followed with ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’ & her stripped part 2 intro & her music of that sexual nature and to do with that and her music is more than sex let’s be honest and she sings on many subjects and more so over empowerment so I don’t see why X vid is here for oversexualizing pop when she spoke on that and with something ‘substance’ being behind it just like Madge’. Xtina & Mimi ‘Touch Your Body’ is part of their craft biut I mean don’t bring the people into this that don’t base their careers and songs just around ‘sex pop songs’ when…

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    Madonna’s Erotica was the best, its’ her fault haha, i don’t think so because even a love song has a deep meaning, Music has always been about sex most of the time, even in the 60′s, The Beatles, Elvis, Madonna, Janet…Music is about sex, everything these days is about sex, has always been like that, our culture is full of sex references, America’s Sex Symbols Marilyn Monroe and Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Lips, Pamela Anderson Tits, J.Lo’s butt ect, ect…Michael grabbing his crotch is not different from Rihanna’s voguing her vagina.

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    Get a Grip b**** Replied:

    thank you.

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    POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) Replied:

    the best comment in this thread/post.

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    mobwife Replied:

    WELL SAID!!

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    Suicide Blonde Replied:

    Thank you guys.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    Honest says:
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    I don’t care if it’s on the stage. It’s entertaining but when women have no class or etiquette off the stage it’s nasty. #1 example… Kesha

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    pop fan says:
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    When it as back in the 90s obviously there was madonna, and you had female rappers like lil kim etc back then it was ok becuase was a few.

    But now every direction you go everyone singing and rapping about sex. Its just too much, i miss the old britney, destiny’s child,tlc, michael jackson and more.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    pop says:
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    When it as back in the 90s obviously there was madonna, and you had female rappers like lil kim etc back then it was ok becuase was a few.

    But now every direction you go everyone singing and rapping about sex. Its just too much, i miss the old britney, destiny’s child,tlc, michael jackson and more.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    RG2 says:
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    Damn Sam you stay shading Rihanna. I not a big fan of her but I don’t dislike her because I think she has some really good songs.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm
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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    christinaslilfighter says:
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    I don’t have a problem with people expressing their sexuality on stage or through their music or image as long as they don’t let it define their artistry vision.

    You can’t just generalize females when they do then call them a s*** or w**** then turn right around at half these male singers and rappers and endorse them. It’s all a double standard.

    But its sad in todays music industry because its sex that sells. You dont even have to sing or be able to dance….all you need is a sex kitten look, corny ass beat to sexed up lyrics.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    CRAMPED says:
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    Sex Sells, I guess. Even A.Keys is trying to be a bit sexier now :)

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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    Monstarebel says:
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    I FEEL LIKE THIS POST WAS JUST TO BASH RIHANNA LIKE REAL TALK JANET MADONNA HELL EVEN BEYONCE WERE DOING THIS s*** WAY B4 RIHANNA CAME AROUND RATHER IT WAS SINGING ABOUT SEX OR DRESSING IN VERY REVEALING OUTFITS YOU SHOULD COME FOR THEM FIRST B4 YOU TRY TO SINGLE RIHANNA OUT AS IF SHE STARTED THIS s***!!

    P.S. SEX SELLS b****!

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    CRAMPED Replied:

    But yet Rihanna type of sexy is more vulgar and trashy TBH. She’s always that way, not just to sell music. She has incorporate it into her life. She has lost herself big time #RealTalk

    Janet is very slutty too, Madonna as well, but it has its place. The young gurls must learn that.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    CRAMPED says:
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    TBH some of them (singers) might think they are sexy and erotic when they are just trashy and predictable because its no longer used as an art, but is more part of their lifestyles.

    Thats when it started becomes boring and that Xtina Not Myself Tonight video is so desperate and attentionseeking.

    My fav sexy singers is Shakira and & Bey of course

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    Beyonce Cop Everyone's s*** Replied:

    f*** beyonce and her slutty trashy pop p**** gyrating clit b****.

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    Common Sense Replied:

    At least Beyonce has a voice to fall back on when her looks fade unlike some…

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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    Sarah Says says:
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    I think that it is and its not right. I think the oversexualisation of females is also not right and started with Britney who was boob jobbed and sexual straight after her first hit. is this wrong? no, but when the girl is 15 it is. Modanno had her erotica area and was a mature woman, also she was banned from many music and radio ststion but now it seems to be a free for all and the radio and tv will show and play anything. I think that Rihanna is a highlihjted figure because all of her songs lyrics seem to have the same theme and to be honest lack imagination. thats just my opinion

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    Ashley Replied:

    I agree with you 100% with your comment and your statement about riri. I too think that she lacks imagination, and she’s not classy sexy, she’s trashy sexy. Theres a difference between being classy sexy and trashy sexy. Classy sexy would be Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, hell even Adele is classy sexy.

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    Nik Replied:

    Also I think being sexy on stage is different. I like both Beyonce and Rihanna but their images are totally different. People are saying that Beyonce wears revealing clothes but the most revealing things I’ve ever seen her in were ON STAGE. I’ve never seen Beyonce walk around on the street with her nipples showing. That’s apart of her persona. Rihanna is edgy which is why she has the vulgar lyrics, grabs her crotch and ass on stage, and gets tattoos and peircings. That’s who she is. Whether one likes one or the other Beyonce and Rihanna are two different people with two different styles. I wish people would stop comparing them.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    christinaslilfighter says:
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    @ MONSTARE BELL

    Rihanna wouldn’t be s*** if she didn’t sell sex. And just because this site used a Rihanna pic for this post does not mean they’re singling her out.

    Do you honestly think Rihannas nonexistent talent is what made her who she is today? HELL NO! It’s her sexed up image, her sexed up music and the fact that she’s whoring around all over the world.

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    MissImpartial Replied:

    Kind of IRONIC coming from a Christina Aguilera fan.

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    christinaslilfighter Replied:

    The difference between them two is that Christinas actually talented so she has the talent to back up the goods. Christinas voice is what got her discovered while Rihannas sex appeal what got her discovered.

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    NANA Yaw Replied:

    @MissImpartial Christina greater than SHITney

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    Benron (King Of The Navy) Replied:

    @Christina, sweating, in barbados in a loose school unifor w/ a knee lenght skirt Im sure 14yr old Rihanna had the producers sprung.

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    MissImpartial Replied:

    @Nana
    STOP STALKING me. I don’t care if you don’t like Britney.

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    MissImpartial Replied:

    @christinaslilfighter
    She may have a great voice but the bottom line is she uses sex to sell records.

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    Natasha Replied:

    Yes they are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re just too biased to see it!

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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    King. says:
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    I think it is. Back in the day when people sung about sex it was somewhat discreet but today it’s just p**** popping in your face. The thing people don’t realize is when Madonna and Janet came out being extremely sexual through music and dance for women was not commonplace. So when Madonna and Janet did it, it was a lot more fresh and innovative but today everyone just wants to be sexy.

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    DenimJunkieKidd Replied:

    so janet’s anytime any place was discreet 93?all of madonnas songs lol….and prince had alot in your face sex songs in the 80′s…..same s***, different day!!!! hell we can take this back to the 70′s

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    King. Replied:

    When I say discreet I mean its not thrown in your face. There is a difference between ‘Sex in the air, I don’t care, I love the smell of it’ and ‘I can feel your hand movin’ up my thighs’ they are both talking about the same thing but one is less obvious than the other. And also it’s a difference for men like Prince; Prince, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, etc. were singing about sex for a long time. That’s I specifically said women in the post because women weren’t that sexual in their music until people like Madonna and Janet made it more acceptable and mainstream. I understand what you mean though, sex is natural and people have sang about it for forever.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    Damien says:
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    Honestly, I do not think pop music has become oversexualized. Reason being, all music had always had sexual tentions to it. It is not just pop music either. I mean have some of you heard country/rock music lately? I mean get real

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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    Rihtard Navy: Broke,Ugly & bitter says:
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    CERTAIN ARTISTS ARE ABLE TO BE SEXY, YET STILL MAINTAIN THAT CLASS WITH THEIR TALENTS. UNFORTUNATELY SOME ARTISTS ARE MORE INTO THE SLUTTY AND TRASHY STUNTS. ARTISTS LIKE RIHANNA NEED THE SLUTTY TRASHY STUNTS TO MAINTAIN THE GENERAL PUBLIC INTEREST,SINCE SHE HAS NO ACTUAL TALENTS TO FALL BACK ON.

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    Blue The real HIVE Replied:

    Like beyonce sexy but classy

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    Natasha Replied:

    Beyonce has her trashy moments…….STOP PRETENDING she doesn’t. Because in GOD’s eyes shes just as guilty, especially when you’re trying to make it seem like she doesn’t. Remember in GOD’s eyes SIN is SIN, whether small or big!!!!!!!!!

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    Common Sense Replied:

    No idea why you have so many dislikes, what you said is 100% accurate.

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    Natasha Replied:

    NO its not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    Few artists have the star power and can sell records without selling sex such as Adele, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston and back in the days Mariah.

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    Blue The real HIVE Replied:

    Whitney Houston sold 250m records world wide and she didn’t need sex songs to keep it up!!!Mariah Carey sold 150m records with her voice only Adele sold 50m records Taylor sold 30m u know why? Coz they real and their voice s enough

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    Common Sense Replied:

    Pretty sure you misplaced Mariah and Whitney’s names.

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    MC Replied:

    You got Whitney’s and Mariah’s record numbers switch…..Mariah sold more than Whitney

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    Natasha Replied:

    Mariah did not sell her records with her voice only. The ONLY few people I can say that has are Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Adele, Whitney Houston and a few more that aren’t big names. Everybody else one way another has!!!!!!!!!!!

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    mobwife Replied:

    Oh please….. really?

    >Adele is a damn anomaly. She simply released music at the right time in her young career. She was broken hearted, sang about that emotion in every song and ppl graitated toward it. Let’s see what happens next time.

    >Taylor Swift is MARKETED as the “sweet innocent county girl nex door” who was abused by that big ANGRY BLACK MAN Kanye West. She has it “made in the shade” for the duration of her horrible, homely career!

    >Alicia Keys had that Adele appeal. She sang specifical songs about love & struggle. She has also discussed the “joy of sex” in her music.

    >Mariah Carey Whitney has NEVER USED SEX TO SELL MUSIC, on this we can agree! :-)

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  • September 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    glum says:
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    What a question…it’s not just oversexualized, it’s all about sex.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    me says:
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    another lame article written by a lonely hopeless blogger aka SAM. shame. music has always been sexual and rihanna is nothing compared to the 90s rnb artists and rappers. funny how u using this article as a poor way of bashing rihanna and u attackin the women and forgettin the most sexual music which is rap. rap music is the most sexual and music has always been sexual since forever.

    where is beyonce in the above. she was having an orgasm in the video for baby boy and has sexual moves on stage. where us kelly rowland motivation?

    sure u wont post those coz u kiss their ass. shame on u. must be a slow news day

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  • September 11, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    Blue The real HIVE says:
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    Less talented people like Rihoe r destroy the future of music

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    Natasha Replied:

    So does your fave!!!!!!!!!!! Lets not pretend that Beyonce doesn’t. Because she does!!!!!!!

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  • September 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Are You Serious? says:
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    Music has always been sexualized, but it was never as blatant as it is today. Children would sing Sexual Healing without a care in the world and not knowing what it meant, but it’s pretty clear when Nicki Minaj says point me to the best ass eater. Same goes for drugs. Even today, many people don’t know Mary Jane is about weed, but many know about Lil Wayne promoting drugs. I thought Brown Sugar was about a girl up until a few months ago when I found out it was about weed. Prince sung about sex all the time, but during that time kids didn’t know what he was saying. How long did it take you before you found out Little Red Corvette was about a vagina or what exactly the Beatles were singing about in Octopus’s Garden? The hottest song on pop radio right now is blatantly about a blow job and no one seems to see the problem with it.

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    Nik Replied:

    I agree. I think that back then it was more of “hidden messages” that you don’t realize until you’re older and actually listen to the lyrics, then came a time where it became more “in your face” and there’s no doubt what it’s talking about.

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    FAF Replied:

    BROWN SUGAR BY D’ANGELO IS NOT ABOUT WEED ITS ABOUT A BROWN SKINNED GIRL HE’S COMPARING HER TO MARIJUANA

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  • September 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    N'jaila Rhee says:
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    ALL SEX IS NOT RAPE!

    men and women singing about consensual sex no matter how raunchy, or promiscuous is NOT RAPE MUSIC. Rape is an act of non consensual sex usually for dominance , to inflict pain and suffering or to take advantage. Rihanna singing about the joys of a the clitoral orgasm you get when someone eats your box is not rape. Its enjoying her sexuality as the gift it is.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) says:
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    you bitches are all about sex.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) says:
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    for once , i agree with this post. but this what happens when you confuse “love” with “sex”.

    and almost all the songs talk about sex , in a classy way , or in a trashy way , it is still about sex at the end of the day. that’s why most of the pop icons had nothing to hide. we saw it all when it comes to some of them. SEX SELLS , that’s like the #1 rule in the book of “fame” !!

    and I’m just amazed u didn’t put beyonce’s “video phone” and gaga’s “lovegame” with them other vids. biased queen !!!

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  • September 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    I Guess says:
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    Wow these poor misguided people.
    Sex laced lyrics have been around since the beginning of the music industry.
    Today they are more in your face and vulgar with it.
    There was a bi-sexual singer in the 20′s.
    She is legendary Bessie Smith the queen of blues. Hell majority of her music was point blank. I don’t understand why its a big deal.
    Now if it’s classy,fine. If it’s downright slutty I’m not interested. Madonna didn’t start s*** it was already present. Madonna is about as original as Beyonce and that’s saying something. The problem today is that with alot of these broken homes and the way the economy is now.Most parents don’t have time to sit and explain sex to children anymore.

    So they are getting the twisted explanation from these artist who don’t really understand their impact on children.
    Rihanna,Madonna,Janet are known for it but don’t sit here and act like Christina Beyonce,Mariah etc aren’t above it either. while all three are at least talented vocally their image has always been sultry and provocative.
    End of the day it all comes down to what YOUR expectations are. If it’s too much for you turn the station,skip the channel,don’t let your children watch it.
    But face it sexually charged themes have been present in the industry since the beginning. Be it image,theme,lyrics, etc.

    I guess the old people are just too old to remember it

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  • September 11, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    Benron (King Of The Navy) says:
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    Sex doesen’t sell, think of all you’re faves. Was there biggest hit about sex? Was their best selling album the most sexual? Chances are that they aren’t.

    I love how he mentions Rihanna, but not his faves Beyonce and Rita as if one isn’t famous for shaking her ass in a leotard with “bootylicious” booty pads and one isnt just a clone of Rih #POORDAT

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    KingBey Replied:

    b****, Shut the f*** up, you are one of the dumbest Rihanna stands to step foot in this f****** blog. Anyway, Yes Beyonce Has Sold Sex , But Rihanna’s Hits Are Mostly About? What ? Sex, Right? Rude Boy Anyone? Lmao. Beyonce’s sexier singles are at least discreet. While rihanna’s Are Just Out There.
    Birthday Cake(Ooh I wanna f*** you right now)
    Talk That Talk(So imma give it to you baby)
    S&M. Do I Need To Cite Lyrics?

    When Rihanna’s looks fade, what will she have?

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  • September 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    TheFame says:
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    Also rihannas best selling album gggb is not about sex. And think about rap music it has always been very graphic,
    we live in a very oversexualised generation compared to 20 years ago, worlds like b**** are used as empowering…when u think of inslting someone ur comment is always very sexual.
    its the world we live in.
    and please how is a girl who has admitted not to have gotten laid in more then a year a hoe?

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  • September 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    TheFame says:
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    Its easy to try to blame this one new artist but look at the legends and i promise you they where too oversexualised in their time too. From manroe to grace jones, mj, to elvis.
    and y r we just looking at women? Men started this?

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    Nik Replied:

    MJ got a lot of flack for the crotch grabbing and then it became one of his signature moves. Also Bobby Brown got in trouble for performing “Roni” on stage with an audience member where he was simulating sex.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    mobwife says:
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    Cyndi Lauper STFU!

    Remember when they banned Elvis from performing live after he was filmed ROTATION & GYRATING HIS PELVIS ON LIVE TV while singing about sex?

    Remember the OVERTLY SEXUALIZED antics of The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison when he sand and performed? How about the rest of the musicians during the “FLOWER POWER – FREE LOVE – LET IT ALL HANG OUT GENERATION”?

    GTFOH Cyndi Lauper!

    And why is she just picking on certain genra and artists has she not seen the LIVE SEX SHOWS groups like KISS & MOTLEY CREW have on stage while they perform? What are they talking about music if not DRUGS, SEX & ROCK N’ ROLL?

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  • September 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    mobwife says:
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    @SAM where are the videos of NAKED PERRY & LADY “ALWAYS NAKED” GAGA? “Take You Down” was a great song and I also enjoyed to performance. What was GAGA doing in “Bad Romance”? Why was she damn near NAKED? Where’s that video? *side-eye*

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    Benron (King Of The Navy) Replied:

    Lady gaga is naked more than anybody. And for no apparent reason then to call her s*** artistic. She is desperate in the least attractive way.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    mobwife says:
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    Okay, that EROTICA VIDEO was all that sorry haters……LOL, get’em it Madge!! :-)

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  • September 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    commanderofthedancefloor says:
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    sex does sell but to a point. if the music is there also then it will sell best example is cassie she is in my opinion one of the hottest looking artist to have come out within the last decade, but look at her career. every female now sings about sex, in my opinion it is much more toned down than it use to be. i think there was more in the begining of the 2000s mainly because of all the female rappers rapping about their p****. only rihanna and gaga are the current big artist to sing about something like a guy giving them head. (birthday cake, heavy metal lover)

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  • September 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    FAF says:
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    RAP IS SUPPOSED TO BE SEXY.& RAUNCHY AT TIMES NICKI DOESN’T DO NO MORE SEX IN LYRICS THAN LIL FLOPPA OR SALT’N’PEPA.. WHERE WE HAVE AN ISSUE IS WHEN TEEN IDOLS (RIHOENA) TRY TO PEDAL THEIR SEX MUSIC ON THE YOUTH!!! ALL WHILE SAYING SHE AINT A ROLE MODEL BUT THEN WANNA TELL DIANE SAWYER SHE IS!!! STUPID HOE

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  • September 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    JER says:
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    Non-issue

    #next

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  • September 12, 2012 at 2:31 am
    the real xoxo says:
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    i cant at the navy thinking rihanna is a real artist.
    if rihanna never had sex appeal, she would be back in barbados fishing for food with shontelle.

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  • September 12, 2012 at 6:48 am
    Miguel says:
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    Um… No?

    People like sex, and to feel sexy.

    And those who feel ashamed by it, dream about it.

    So everyone likes it… whether they admit to it, or not!

    Music is just a reflection

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  • September 12, 2012 at 7:21 am
    MC the place to be! says:
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    There’s nothing wrong with being sexual in music its just that today a lot of people lyrics sounds very elementary whereas in the 70s 80s and 90s ppl sound like they actually graduated school and most did nowadays you have people who start their careers at 16 and might get a tutor but in the end never finish and that’s why people love the 90s because even on a hot dance track them lyrics were on point and it made sense. Nowadays on your regular Rihanna and Beyonce track you hear things that rhyme but when you actually look at the lyrics its a whole but of random words ppl told stories with their lyrics now its just to simple almost like jello jingles and its sad ppl buy it with all the technology that we have don’t you think music today would be a lot better…there’s plenty of ways to talk and sing about sex without even mentioning it poets and great songwriters do it all the time but people just love the money and fame and not the art of it and that’s the downfall of music today nobody really loves it they just love the fame it brings and its sad because music is powerful and ppl are taking it for granted by putting out pointless work and then calling it art and classic when you actually sit down and think about it ask yourselves this is this something I’ll be listening to when I’m 60 and have grandkids? And I know Adele gets a lot of props but I know for a fact her 19 and 21 albums are the only albums of today that’s successful I can listen to when I’m older they’re other albums that were great but didn’t get the success but 21 will pop out because through all of the dance crazed teen pop music today an album with actual substance can outsell anything today that should tell u something ppl will buy your music if your music is great and it don’t sound like u want a hit or anything from it

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