Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino Explains Why Chris Brown's New Song Perpetuates Rape Culture
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:03:57
Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino let loose on Twitter yesterday about how Chris Brown’s newest song "Back To Sleep" perpetuates rape culture. The hit song contains lyrics such as, "Baby when I wake you up / Just let me rock, f*** you back to sleep girl / Don’t say a word no (no, don’t you talk)" as well as "Ain’t sorry that I woke ya, I ain’t sorry ’bout ya job, f*** you back to sleep girl / Call sick in the morning so I can get a little bit more of your love / I know you want me, how you feel me cause you never disagree"
The Best Coast lead singer tweeted, "just let me rock, f*** you back to sleep girl, don't say a word no, girl don't you talk" are lyrics to the chorus of a VERY popular song" … "You already know how I feel about Chris Brown - but WHY/HOW are those lyrics ok? Cool, a song that perpetuates rape culture being a hit." … " x infinity at that trash/anyone who thinks its OK to sing about f***ing a girl back to sleep + telling her to not say a word"... "This isn't just about that idiot tho- the fact that's a song in popular culture that some A&R person was like "this is great" saddens me" ... ".@billboard's review of that song "excels as a quality addition to his catalog’s stellar collection of panty-dropping and baby-making songs" … "Last thing then I'm out- it's an issue even if someone else was singing those lyrics. Rape culture is everywhere + it's a BIG problem."
Ok I'm for real done with Twitter for today- but this is the last I'll say on the subject. ✌ð¼️ð¹ pic.twitter.com/Y8oiINVykR— Best Coast (@BestCoast) April 17, 2016
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