I admit it-I listen to pop radio in my car. I am terrible about having the same stack of CD's crammed in my Honda's little spot for them under the radio console for weeks on end. Eventually, I have to take out the same 10 CD's I've had on repeat and start fresh. In the mean time, I scan the local stations for some jams to listen to on my drives to and from work, to the grocery store, to the movie theater, etc. because I don't have an ipod jack in my car, and I'm much too lazy to get a transmitter kit.
Anyhoo, sometimes I come across some real gems, but this week I almost crashed the car in what can only be classified as an allergic reaction to 2 truly horrifying moments brought to me courtesy of pop radio.
Starships" by Nicki Minaj.
Oh lord, here we go. After my major confusion at the "What the F is she doing????" performance of another song done in her character of Roman (who I like by the way) on the Grammys, I thought, "okay, bad choice for the public stage Nicki. Most people met you through "Super Bass" and this sounds nothing like it-it went over their heads."
This song is misery for me. It sounds all at once like a crappy Katy Perry song, the annoying sameness of all songs on the radio courtesy of David Guetta, and that "we're going to show how diverse of a rap group we are by flashing back to 1995 rave music" influence of the Black Eyed Peas that unfortunately JUST. WON'T. DIE!
Her voice is nice on it, but Nicki- I hope this doesn't signal your sophomore slump. I expect so much more TALENT from you. You don't have to sound like everyone else. That's why we love you! I hope this is a case of the weakest song on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded being the singles, because that was the case on Pink Friday-the weakest songs were singles, the rest was brilliant.
I heard the Rihanna/Chris Brown collaboration the other day. It's called "Birthday Cake" It's atrocious.
At the very least it sounds like it was written by a horny 13 year old who figured out a euphemism for sex, at the most-it gives me the creeps to not only hear her and her abuser doing a song, but a song in which he talks about missing her body and wanting to sleep with her again.
CHRIS BROWN IS A DISGUSTING PIG!!!!! -sorry, my Tourettes is acting up.
Hearing this is making me lose respect for Rihanna, and I really don't want to. I understand Love is a mighty thing, but don't lose your fans to a douchebag who beat you up. I will not buy anything of yours that has him on it. I don't want to give 1 cent to this dog.