(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - If pop music is a part of growing up, then our kids are getting old quick. It sounds cliché, until you really start to listen. These days if the lyrics aren’t edgy, chances are the song isn’t popular.
Alright, Fox25, calm it down. It’s music, and half of the time, nobody knows what the artist is saying anyways. Then again, I was the little girl who would look up lyrics online that I didn’t know and make it a point to memorize them, but I digress…
My advice to parents is plain and simple. If you don’t want your kids reciting the bubblegum pop lyrics of Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, and Joe Jonas, then stick to The Wiggles and Yo Gabba Gabba or whatever kids these days are in to.
What slander-filled music did I listen to as a kid? All I know is, I grew up on artists such as the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, and Christina Aguilera, and then Ja Rule, City High and Ludacris in my more advanced early teen years when I became too hood for those softy boy bands and Mickey Mouse Club stars.
Look at me; I turned out just fine. Blasting into my headphones all day were lyrics like “I got a fetish for f#*king you with your skirt on, on the backstreet in the backseat of my Yukon,” and “what would you do if your son was at home, cryin’ all alone on the bedroom floor cuz he’s hungry, and the only way to feed him is to sleep with a man for a little bit of money…”
The point is, I have never had a rendezvous with Ja Rule in the backseat of his Yukon, nor have I slept with a man for a little bit of money.
Like I said, if you don’t want your kids listening to the lyrics of Katy Perry that could be potentially harmful to their innocence, you better keep that CD of The Wiggles ready to go. Of course, once the kids aren’t around you can go back to the perverted stylings of Lil Wayne. Get a grip.