Over the weekend, there was quite a buzz on social media when the talented rapper, Sexyy Red, shared a heartwarming video of her visit to a high school in St. Louis. As she stepped into the school, you could feel the excitement in the air, with students leaping from their seats to welcome the star with open arms. Meanwhile, in the background, a school staff member was trying to maintain order amidst all the excitement.
In the caption accompanying the video, Red expressed her genuine eagerness to connect with her young audience again. She asked, “Which school should I visit next? It’s been a while!”
However, not everyone on Twitter seemed to be thrilled about the rapper’s interaction with high school students. Some users expressed concerns about the explicit content of her lyrics, raising valid points about the impact it might have on the younger audience.
It’s essential to strike a balance between appreciating an artist’s talent and being mindful of the messages they convey, especially when it comes to young audiences. Music and art can be powerful influences on people, and it’s vital for artists to be aware of their impact on impressionable minds.
Ultimately, it’s a reminder for all of us to be responsible consumers of media and to support artists who promote positivity and meaningful messages. As for Red, perhaps she can find ways to connect with her younger fans while also being mindful of the content she shares with them. After all, genuine connections can be made without compromising on values or resorting to explicit content.
What school should I go to next it’s been a minute! pic.twitter.com/BuBlxqnMa2
— Sexyy Red (@SexyyRed314_) July 16, 2023
A comment surfaced on social media, expressing concern about the appropriateness of Sexyy Red’s lyrics for high and middle school audiences. The person mentioned how it would be uncomfortable to hear explicit lyrics in front of 13 to 17-year-olds, referring to lines like, “My coochie pink, my bootyhole brown.”
On the other hand, some users pointed out the double standard in the criticism. They highlighted that male rappers often visit high schools with songs that promote misogyny, yet there seems to be more uproar over an old video of Sexyy Red visiting a high school to generously give out prom money. They saw it as an unwarranted and misguided reaction.
It’s essential to consider the messages conveyed in music and how they can impact young minds. While criticism about explicit lyrics is valid, it’s also vital to be consistent in addressing such concerns across all artists and genres. It’s a reminder that as consumers of media, we should be conscious of the content we promote and support those who spread positive messages. Instead of singling out individuals, let’s focus on encouraging responsible artistry that can inspire and uplift everyone.
Male rappers legit go to high schools all the time with their woman hating ass songs and y’all complaining about an old video of Sexyy Red going to a high school to give out prom money. What a dumb ass bunch.
— NATALIE HATE CLUB (@202NATALIEE) July 16, 2023
None of sexyy red’s lyrics are high or middle school appropriate.
Imagine singing my coochie pink, my bootyhole brown in front of 13-17 year olds fgsssss😭😭😭
— Forbes 🪐 (@Lewa_Forbes_) July 16, 2023
Amidst the ongoing online conversations, the artist behind “Looking For The H**s (Ain’t My Fault)” decided to address the situation directly on both Twitter and The Shade Room. She wanted to share her perspective on the high school visit.
She clarified that during her visit, she didn’t perform any explicit content. Instead, it was prom week, and her intention was to support the students. She provided hair bundles for the girls and money for haircuts for the boys. Her motivation behind this act of kindness was rooted in her own memories of needing assistance with her own prom preparations in the past.
It’s heartening to see artists giving back to their communities and using their influence to make a positive impact. Prom can be a significant event for young individuals, and acts of generosity like this can create beautiful memories for them. Let’s celebrate these acts of kindness and encourage more artists to use their platforms to uplift and support those in need.
Y’all do know I went there to give the boys money for they haircuts and girls bundles for prom week cause I remember when I needed help with my prom stuff https://t.co/YeTXPgNtHB
— Sexyy Red (@SexyyRed314_) July 16, 2023
It’s worth noting that Sexyy Red has faced criticism before regarding her lyrics. Not long ago, there was a feud on social media between her and Ben Shapiro, along with Nicki Minaj, sparked by his reaction to her song “Pound Town.”
In the midst of the controversy, the conservative commentator expressed his views, saying, “It appears to be an interesting method to attract an ideal father figure for your son. I must say, describing the color of your booty hole is such a remarkable way to search for your life partner.”
Such online disputes often draw attention, but it’s essential to remember that artists express themselves through their work, and interpretations can vary widely. It’s also a reminder that engaging in respectful discussions and understanding differing perspectives can lead to more constructive conversations. Let’s embrace diverse expressions of art while promoting healthy dialogue in the digital space.