Should A Kindergartner Really Be Listening To Nicki Minaj?
Last week a video of little Sophia Grace Brownlee rapping to Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass went viral. While the blogosphere praised her amazing vocals on the chorus, no one seemed to question why a child was listening to a Nicki Minaj tune in the first place.
Nicki is known for her raunchy, suggestive lyrics and this song is no different. Super Bass talks about being attracted to a guy who sells drugs, contains profanity and other offensive words. Don’t believe me? Here are some of the lyrics:
“He cold, he dope, he might sell coke/ He always in the air…He a motherf** trip, trip, sailor of the ship, ship…When he make it drip, drip kiss him on the lip, lip…And yes you'll get slapped if you're lookin' hoe… somebody please tell him who the F I is.”
While little Sophia definitely has a strong vocal talent which should be nurtured, is using songs with questionable lyrics the best approach?
Having kids perform sexually suggestive lyrics and gyrating on YouTube may draw quick fame and a trip to the Ellen Degeneres show, but parents really need stop and think about the long-term effects exposing their children to such suggestive material at such a young age.