CeeLo Green has criticized female rappers like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion for making modern music that is “personally and morally disappointing.”
The “F *** You” singer, who is one half of the musical duo Gnarls Barkley, said Far magazine that he felt the current music scene was too explicit and lacked nuance.
“There was a time when we were savvy enough to code certain things,” Green said. “We could express to those it was intended for with the style of language we were using. But now the music is shameless, it’s pure savagery… We are adults. There should be a time and a place for adult content. “
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The musician was particularly interested in rappers such as Nicki Minaj, whom he described as “heads of state”, saying: “[She] is up there in recognition: success, visibility, a platform to influence. There are many other constructive ways that Nicki could be effective, but it seems hopeless.
Green then turned to fellow Minaj rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, who last week released his new explicit music video for “WAP”.
“They all do more or less similar salacious gestures to get into position,” Green said. “I understand, the independent woman and the control, divine femininity and sexual expression. I understand everything, [but] at what cost? “
“WAP”, published on Friday August 7, was condemned by a number of conservative politicians, as well as far-right specialist Ben Shapiro, for his explicit lyrics and music video.
After reciting the words to the song, Shapiro said with disgust, “This is what feminists fought for. This is the feminist movement, and if you say something different, it’s because you’re misogynist, see?
In response, Cardi shared a number of tweets mocking Shapiro, including retweeting images of Waylon Smithers, a character from The simpsons, covering his eyes as half-naked women bicker in front of him.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper also tweeted, “I can’t believe the Conservatives are so crazy about WAP.”