FLOTUS' Message of Empowerment to Young Girls: Raunchy Lyrics

"None of these niggas can fade me / I'm so good with this / I'm so hood with this"

In September, First Lady Michelle Obama used a selfie to "fight" for the education of #62MillionGirls worldwide. And in October, FLOTUS joined the United Nations in celebrating "International Day of the Girl," a day to raise awareness for gender equality, poverty, and discrimination, by releasing a playlist of all her favorite artists singing songs that are promised to empower young girls.

The White House announced this momentous occasion of American history:

In honor of International Day of the Girl, the First Lady is sharing her first-ever Spotify playlist. From the soul singers of the 60s to the young female artists who have followed in their footsteps – the First Lady has put together a playlist that every woman – young or old – will love.

So through Spotify, the streaming music service that lets users hear just about anything they want for little to no money and pays songwriters mere thousandths of a penny per play, Mrs. Obama encouraged girls worldwide to join the feminist battle cry of her pals Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Lauryn Hill to tell men exactly where they stand.

First on the list is a Beyoncé anthem, emboldening girls with a repetitive chant affirming they Run the World, and reminds them not to allow any "niggas" to shame them if they have more money and power over a man:

Girls! We run this mother (yeah)
Girls! We run this mother (yeah)

Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)

This goes out to all my girls that's in the club rocking the latest
Who will buy it for themselves and get more money later
I think I need a barber
None of these niggas can fade me
I'm so good with this
I remind you I'm so hood with this

Boy I'm just playing
Come here baby
Hope you still like me
F' you pay me

My persuasion can build a nation
Endless power, the love we can devour
You'll do anything for me

And if that's not enough feminist empowerment, perhaps the "young girls" Mrs. Obama is hoping to reach could find a better message from Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, or Jessie J in their raunch-filled hit Bang Bang:

She got a body like an hour glass
But I can give it to you all the time
She got a booty like a Cadillac
But I can send you into overdrive (oh)

Bang bang into the room (I know ya want it)
Bang bang all over you (I'll let ya have it)
Wait a minute lemme take you there (ah)
Wait a minute till ya (ah)

She might've let you hold her hand in school
But I'm a show you how to graduate
No, I don't need to hear you talk the talk
Just come and show me what your momma gave (oh, yeah)

(Okay you've got a very big shhh,
Mouth but don't say a thing)
See anybody could be good to you,
You need a bad girl to blow your mind

If he hangin' we bangin'
Phone rangin', he slangin'
It ain't karaoke night but get the mic 'cause I'm singing (uh)

Remember, that one goes out to all the young girls out there, approved by the first lady.

Then, Michelle O took it old school with Lauryn Hill's hit from the '90s Doo Wop (That Thing), about man's insatiable desire for sex:

It's been three weeks since you were looking for your friend
The one you let hit it and never called you again

Plus, when you give it up so easy you ain't even foolin' him
If you did it then, then you'd probably f*** again

Baby girl, respect is just a minimum
Niggas f***** up and you still defending 'em

Money taking and heart breaking, now you wonder why women hate men
The sleepy, silent men
The punk, domestic violence men
Quick to shoot the semen, stop acting like boys and be men

And those are just the worst of the worst. Others in the list of 20 songs have less profanity and racist language but carry much of the same message, save Diana Ross's Ain't No Mountain High Enough, which sends quite the opposite message stating NOTHING can get in the way of a woman's devotion to her man. But modern feminism is tricky.

But the raunchiness most of these lyrics champion is going to make it very difficult for young girls to get any R.E.S.P.E.C.T. like Aretha Franklin sings about in the last song on the list.

These terrible messages authorized for girls by the wife of the most powerful man in the world makes us long for the days when Mrs. Tipper Gore was trying to shut down that rebellious Twisted Sister anthem We're Not Gonna Take It because it was just so dern violent. Where's the PMRC when you need them?

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