2am

So, last night I was watching hip-hop dance choreography videos on YouTube, which I like to do. In that process I came across a specific video with some really great choreography, but the only problem is that the “choreo” was to a song called 2AM by Adrian Marcel. If you don’t listen to hip-hop then you probably don’t know what song I’m talking about… just wait.

I woke up super early this morning and the song was stuck in my head (it’s super catchy) but then I started actually listening to the words I was singing and I had an epiphany. I realized that that song is one of the reasons girls are so, for a lack of a better term, loose. Hold up, I don’t mean that specific song, but I mean what the song is saying.

Here it is if you don’t know it (I bleeped the “bad” words, I also replaced them with normal words)

“2AM”

[Bridge:]

(It’s 2AM

I-I-I want it girl

I-I-I want it)

Said it’s 2AM

I-I-I want it girl

Right now!

[Verse 1:]

I’m turnt up in this *****/place

Drunk off that liquor

I can’t trust these ****/girls

But you look so different girl

You… You got your girls, I got my ******/bros

So you… should tell yo girls to come ****/hang with us

[Pre-Hook:]

Come live in the fast lane

Bottles every night, whatever you like

Coz I do things

And you know my ******/bros keep that thing on the side

Coz a *****/dude wanna act strange

But this ain’t about me, girl it’s all about you

And I ain’t just running game

I ain’t running game

[Hook:]

Said it’s 2AM

I-I-I want it girl

I-I-I want this girl

I know you’re horny girl

I-I-I want it girl

I want it girl

Said it’s 2AM

I-I-I want it girl

[Verse 2:]

My niggas pull off in this whip

Full speed to my after-hours

Take a couple more sips

Girl you know I’ll be good for hours

You, you say it’s real and I can feel on it – ah

You know the deal, we in the moment

[Pre-Hook]

[Hook]

 

P.S see my post about the music we listen to… Jussayin.

Anyway, so that’s the song. It’s pretty inappropriate. I’m sorry if you read that and just didn’t know what to deal with your self because I know lots of people my parents age read my blog… its beneficial to know what your kids are hearing though…

When the hook was going through my head I realized that I was part of the problem, well I used to be before Jesus really got a hold of my heart and changed my life, but I used to be a part of the whole problem. You’re probably sitting there wondering how I as a girl could be part of the problem that makes girls more loose now then when our grandparents were in their 20’s… Well, I believe it’s because we condone it, we even join in on calling other girls rude/inappropriate things. We as women have lost respect for ourselves. Even feminists, I know plenty of loose feminists, so this isn’t exclusive to one type of girl. When it started becoming popular for music artists to refer to girls as “sluts” and “hoes” we regular people started doing it too. I remember that in high school it was seen as a term of endearment if one of my friends referred to me as “slut” or “hoe,” THAT’S NOT OK. When we say those things, it becomes more acceptable and “ok” for everyone to call us those things. Like I said a second ago, THAT’S NOT OK! 

I think quoting the movie Mean Girls would be the most appropriate thing…

“Ms. Norbury: but you all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it ok for guys to call you sluts and whores. Who here has ever been called a slut?”

I couldn’t agree more with Ms. Norbury. She’s so right. The moment that women start using derogatory terms on or about each other and themselves it makes it “ok” by the worlds standards to also use those terms on women. If saying that isn’t enough then I say we consult the Bible to back it up.

When people use derogatory terms about themselves and each other they’re basically saying that God did a bad job creating someone, and lets be honest that isn’t the case. It’s also like saying that God doesn’t care about them, which he does, because he created them. In Psalm 139:13-15 (ESV) it says

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.”

Reading that makes it pretty explanatory that you’re pretty spectacular and so is everyone else. So let me ask you this, knowing what the Bible says, why would you want to say something derogatory? We should know our worth and respect ourselves enough to not be demeaning.

To the guys reading this, please show respect to women and don’t use the terms in those catchy hip-hop songs, even in a joking manner, because that saying “there’s truth in jest” rings pretty true most of the time… be careful what you’re saying because if people hear something enough they may start to believe its true then they see no reason to be any different. Knowing that, why would you want to potentially help hurt someone’s worth and down the road maybe his or her life.

Just something to think about, Im sure everyone who reads this is already amazing, but getting more amazing never hurt anybody. Haha Have an amazing week my love bugs.

XoXo,

Brunette Adventurer