“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’?