While most are enjoying the splash that was Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s racy ‘WAP’ video, CeeLo Green is not one of them.
Indeed, so unsettled by the scantily-clad nature of the clip, the Gnarls Barkley singer was moved to speak out about displays of sexuality by female rappers more broadly. A move that saw him muse on Nicki Minaj unfavourably too.
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Speaking to Far Out Magazine, Green said:
“We are adults. There should be a time and a place for adult content. As adults and artists, we should at least attempt to be each other’s accountability partners in some regard. The stereotypes that are celebrated and perpetuated, ultimately make the perception a reality. It is disenfranchising and it has caused a great deal of problems.”
He went on to add:
“You have the ‘Heads of State,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there in accolade: success, visibility, a platform to influence. Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.”
“Attention is also a drug and competition is around. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all but it comes at what cost?”