If you haven’t heard the newly released remix of Chris Brown’s hit, “Back to Sleep,” featuring Zayn Malik and Usher, I advise you to listen with caution.
At first, I found myself excited and intrigued with this collab of artists (especially Zayn for reasons). The song begins with a smooth beat as Usher whispers into your headphones to “wake up, wake up, wake up.” At first, I thought that this song might have potential. Great rhythm, Usher’s classic R&B voice. But the thought of potential was quickly absorbed with a thought of disgust as Usher goes into a greatly detailed account of how he’s going to basically eat this girl out.
Noteworthy lyrics include:
“You love how I eat on that pussy, just might go put a tat on that pussy”
“I can tell you been eating your pineapples, girl your pussy taste like pineapples.”
It felt like a sloth was trying to seduce me through song.
This generation is flooded with songs that give people, especially men, the mentality that romance is about how good the sex is. It’s not wine and dine, it’s fuck bitches get money. So this begs the question:
When on earth did R&B transition from Marvin Gaye’s subtle, yet sexy lyrics to Usher’s blunt and frankly pornographic rhymes?
I honestly have no idea, so I’ll just blame the Kardashians.