Monday, February 16, 2015

Usher, Baby! || Analyzing Lyrics

Way back when on TBOI, all the way back to last summer, I wrote a post analyzing the lyrics to Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty To Me. Good times. On Friday I was listening to a random Spotify (you can follow my playlists here if you'd like) playlist and a song came on that I DO NOT LIKE. I tweeted about it. Melissa remembered my Talk Dirty To Me post and demanded I do a post about this particular song and I am more than happy to do so.

I just tell you, I hate this song. So I'm forcing myself to listen to it over and over again while writing this just for you guys. You're welcome.

Usher - I Don't Mind

PS. What happened to Usher? Where's Confessions and Let It Burn? Classics. Caught Up? Love. You Make Me Wanna? U Got It Bad? I love that song! MY BOO?! I mean, really? I miss you, man.

Shawty, I don't mind if you dance on a pole
That don't make you a ho
Shawty, I don't mind when you work until three
If you're leaving with me.
Go make that money, money, money

So far I don't necessarily have a problem with these lyrics. He's supporting his girl, who happens to be a stripper from what I gather. He's making sure she knows that he doesn't think any less of her, as long as she doesn't go home with a client. Ya dig?

The ballers in here tonight, they gon' buy a hundred bottles
As soon as you shake it, I know they gon' make it colossal in here
Cause shawty you thinkin' them tricks that you do with your body
Got all of these ni**as they crowding around you like they seen Beyonce in here.

So far, Usher still just seems super supportive, right? Even comparing his girl to Beyonce and we all know that's quite a compliment! So okay, I'm with you so far Usher (even though i still think this song sucks).

You want your own and you need your own, baby, who am I to judge?
Cause how could I ever trip about it when I met you in the club?
I make enough for the both of us, but you dance anyway
You know I was raised in the A..

NOW I see. You met her while she was dancing on that pole you talked about earlier, so yea you're supportive, otherwise you'd be a hypocrite. You get a few points for that. Hypocrites are annoying. What's "the A" though? Atlanta? Alaska? Albuquerque? I mean, I need some clarification. (actually i know it's atlanta, but i also kind of wish it was albuquerque) 

When you get off of work I'll be ready to go in the 'Rari
And when we get home we'll have us our own private party in here.
So I don't worry at all about the things they do or say
I love you anyway

First of all, love that he called it a "'Rari". You're so hip, bro. Now it sounds like she's just gonna give you her own little show, and you know what? You do you.

Actually, 50 Shades of Grey came out over the weekend, so this song seems fitting for this Monday morning. You can't go see 50 Shades and then come here and judge Usher for loving his pole dancer.

You can twerk it while in a split, you racking up them tips
Your body rock and your booty poppin', I'm proud to call you my bitch.

Okay, so that line right there is the one that annoyed me. I mean, I do want to acknowledge that his girl can twerk while in the splits, because okay, impressive. But the sentence "I'm proud to call you my bitch" really rubs me the wrong way. If a guy ever called me "his bitch" I'd break his nose. Why is that sentence even okay? First Usher is saying he's proud and then following that up with something demeaning. Get outta here, asshat.

Then we get to Juicy J's part.. Which I've just decided not to even type out or analyze, because wow. There's just too much. You can read it here and let me know your thoughts!

Happy Monday, LOL!


  1. I'm with you call me your bitch you better say your final last words...and that's IF I give you the chance to even speak period...why in the world do guys thing this is okay and where are the women that think this IS okay...

  2. OH MY GOD.

    So, I LOVE Talk Dirty to Me. I think it's super catchy and fun and a good kind of raunchy. BUT I JUST READ JUICY J'S PART AND HOLY LORD.

    That shit is ridiculous. I hadn't heard this song before but I can guarantee you I will turn my radio to a different station whenever it comes on.


  3. Usher, where's the song where you don't mind if she makes more money than you do, is more successful than you, volunteers a lot in her spare time or is the stay at home mother for the babies you made? That's a song I want to hear!

  4. I kind of wish "A" was Alaska... could you imagine and eskimo stripper? I mean really. Also, it annoys me that he expects her to come home and dance for him.. after she's been dancing all night... she's probably tired!

  5. I haven't heard this sone before. And now I'm not even going to listen to it at all. Because seriously, Usher? Way to disrespect women and lose a lot of fans.

  6. I would break his nose too. let's petition to bring the old Usher back. urrrsherrr. that one.

  7. I love you forever because of your sacrifices. The song really annoys me, and seriously... what happened to the old Usher. I'd even be okay with the "Yeah" days.

  8. I knew Usher had gone down hill (I mean I turn my radio off as soon as I hear the start of a song so I hadn't even listened to this) but wow. Usher used to be so good! What happened? Is he that broke that he has to push out songs like this for a few dollars? I clicked over to Juicy J's part and within one sentence I was disgusted, I don't need to see the rest.

  9. haha I loved Usher. I still do but I have to agree this song is not the best. Yikes.


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