Another Anti-Female Anthem? "Talk Dirty" and why Jason Derulo should be ashamed of himself.

February 07, 2014

Ah, Valentine's season, a time when love and sex are on the forefront of our minds. We all want to be snuggled up, eat lots of chocolate, and feel appreciated for who we are. One person that doesn't seem to be doing a lot of appreciating lately, however, is pop superstar Jason Derulo. He recently released a song called "Talk Dirty," a song that not only lacks taste, but is disrespectful to women. Especially women of international (non-US) descent.

Watch the video here, if you'd like to keep tabs on how disgusting this song is.

I'd always seen Jason Derulo as "one of the good guys." The guy that sings about love and compassion, the sweetheart with eyes for only one lady. He sings "Will You Marry Me?" for Pete's sake!

When "Talk Dirty" was released, I was appalled. The song starts out with the obligatory ego shoutout of Jason's name. Instant eyeroll.

The first verse begins with, 
get jazzy on me, 
which makes no real sense, but is obviously of sexual nature. 

Then, we immediately get into:
I'm that flight that you get on, international
First class seat on my lap girl, riding comfortable
Cause I know what the girl them need, New York to Haiti
I got lipstick stamps on my passport, you make it hard to leave

Bolded, is not only extremely grammatically incorrect, it's implying that girls need him, or more specifically, they need sex from him. Not true at all, Mr. Derulo.

Even more offensively, Derulo croons:
Been around the world, don't speak the language
But your booty don't need explaining
All I really need to understand is
When you talk dirty to me

Talk dirty to me
Talk dirty to me
Talk dirty to me
Get jazzy on me


He is coming right out and saying that as a woman, what you say doesn't matter, unless it's about sex. Also, you are nothing more than what's below your waist. That's a nice sentiment, isn't it?

Then, the music that plays is "inspired" by a sample of Balkan music. This is meant to be "exotic" but it comes off more as culturally insensitive.

Another verse comes along:

You know the words to my songs
No habla ingl├ęs
Our conversations ain't long
But you know what is

I know what the girl them want, London to Taiwan
I got lipstick stamps on my passport
I think I need a new one


Wow, Jason. You learned a little Spanish for this song. I'm very impressed. *eyeroll*

Also, I'm sure you're referring to your penis in this verse. Just what every woman needs, another idea of a phallus shoved in her face. Do male artists think their junk is small if they don't talk constantly about how big it is? (I'm looking at you, Macklemore)

Another repetition of our shining chorus, followed by more butchered Spanish from our main man. Then, we welcome our lovely guest 2Chainz. Who is actually, in the video, wearing 3 chains.


Dos Cadenas, closed the genius
Sold out arenas, you can suck my penis

Gilbert Arenas, guns on deck
Chest to chest, tongue on neck


Wow, you said "Two Chains" in Spanish. Creative mind of the year award!

Also, what an honor. I had no idea fellating you was a PRIVILEGE, Mr. Chainz!

International oral sex
Every picture I take, I pose a threat
Boat or jet, what do you expect?
Her p*ssy so good I bought her a pet
Anyway, every day I'm trying to get to it
Got her saved in my phone under "Big Booty"

Anyway, every day I'm trying to get to it
Got her saved in my phone under "Big Booty"


What every girl wants after sex, a random animal. You are so gracious.

And saving a girl in your phone as "Big Booty" is not only rude, but it shows, once again, that you are stripping a girl of her identity and only valuing an objectified body part. A plague on both your houses.

The song ends with a woman putting on (I assume) a stereotypical Asian accent and saying:
What? I don't understand?

This is the WORST WAY IMAGINABLE to end this tasteless song. If a woman DOES NOT UNDERSTAND, she CANNOT CONSENT.

I'm done. This song is so disgusting. 
I'm ashamed of my country's media every time I get in the car and hear it on the radio.

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What do you think of Jason Derulo's sudden transformation?
Are we doomed to have shitty, insensitive music forever?
 

3 comments

  1. Wow. I haven't heard the song yet but thank you so much for this post, I "enjoyed" it a lot! As much as you can enjoy this phallocentristic piece of music, gosh. Thank you for pointing that out and speaking it up, too few people are aware of all the crap media is trying to tell us everyday. Kudos to you! Have a nice weekend :) <3

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  2. This is gross. :P I can't even listen to it or watch the video. What you said is enough. What I can never understand is the woman who go along with this shit. I suppose they have low self-esteem or something. I don't get it.

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  3. AnonymousJuly 21, 2014

    I really hate this song, it is in every radio in my shitty country and they don't even bother to censor it

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