Earlier this year Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song about a woman’s sexual desires became a global hit despite featuring some of the most explicit lyrics you are likely to hear in any commercial rap song. Many loved the song, which has been hailed as one of the songs of the year but for others, its lyrical content was a little racy.
Adding his voice to the criticism is Snoop Dogg who told Central Ave that he thought the song was a little too risque. When asked about the song, the legendary star said, “Let's have some, you know, privacy, some intimacy where he wants to find out as opposed to you telling him. To me, it's like, it's too fashionable when that in secrecy, that should be a woman's...that's like your pride and possession. That's your jewel of the Nile. That's what you should hold onto. That should be a possession that no one gets to know about until they know about it.”
That being said, Snoop did concede that it is probably an age thing. The 49-year-old added, “As an older man, I love it that they're expressing themselves and they're doing their thing. I just don't want it to where young girls feel like they can express themselves like that without even knowing that that is a jewel that they hold onto.”
However, people have been quick to point out that although Snoop is entitled to his opinion it does feel a little contrary given that his first album, released back in 1993 was called 'Doggystyle.’ No prizes for guessing what that is a reference to but needless to say, people have been pointing out the obvious.
Snoop Dogg’s first album is literally named Doggystyle. https://t.co/jFHNa2vwUA
Snoop Dogg’s comments are a little hypocritical given that male rappers have been allowed to be sexually explicit in their songs for decades and there wasn’t this type of criticism or pushback from their contemporaries.
One rapper who has spoken out against Snoop Dogg is Offset who told TMZ, "As rappers, we talk about the same s**t. It's a lot of women empowerment, don't shoot it down. We've never had this many artists that's female artists running this shit. They catching up to us, passing us, setting records.I love Snoop man, but she grown. I don't get in female business. I hate when men do that. I don't do that. It's entertainment, you know what I'm saying? That's a number one record. Anybody can say what they wanna say, that's six-time platinum in three or four months...it wasn't that bad cause it went No. 1.”