Fame monger and occasional musician, Lady Gaga is once again seeking the spotlight. This time, however, her message is genuinely surprising- a tough task for a woman who seems to pride herself on keeping her fans surprised. She is preaching abstinence.
What makes this move so surprising to so many of her fans and supporters is that the words she is saying seem opposite to the entire method behind her becoming such a superstar.
In every music video she has made, there are explicit physical references to sexual activity. Whether it be lying on a bed seductively, thrusting her hips repeatedly on couches, or-as in the most recent music video- an explicit shot where heavy petting in sensitive areas takes place while making out, Lady Gaga seems to relish in the attention her sexuality has gotten her. However, she has begun talking about and preaching celibacy to her fans and supporters.
Cherie, a 16-year-old supporter from Long Island, says, “It’s like a baker telling you that you shouldn’t bake in order to be like him. It just doesn’t make sense.” She adds, “I’m really confused.”
While the idea behind celibacy and abstinence are gaining in popularity for celebrities across the board, Lady Gaga does not seem to be one of the role models who’s work supports her supposed lifestyle.
Yet, fans are listening intently to everything she both says and does. Hoards of Gaga supporters have begun wearing stripper clothing and taking pole dancing classes, hoping to meet and seduce men they want to be platonic friends with.
Another culture revolution, courtesy of Lady Gaga.
In his latest single, “Sexy Chick” with David Guetta, Akon continues his streak of creating thought-provoking and soulful lyrics.
In this song, though, he actually admits that he is struggling to find the right words to describe the lady who has won his heart for the evening. He says, “I’m trying to find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful,” in the song. He follows up that claim with choosing “Damn girl,” and then repeating “Damn you’s a sexy b*****” (the radio version says “chick” rather than the more R-rated word).
Akon admits there are probably more ways of describing a woman being attractive rather than simply saying “Damn girl” or calling her a sexy “whatever.” He claims that when he began attempting to think of different descriptions, he drew a blank. So, he turned to other modern hip hop music.
“Many of the songs call the women ‘shorty’ or ‘ho’, so I figured I’d just put sexy in front of a noun that could replace woman,” he explains. “I’ll admit it… it only took a few minutes total to think of it.”
“To be honest, it’s probably still pretty disrespectful to just talk about a woman as sexy or use the term b**** as synonymous with woman,” he concedes. “Again, I didn’t really take too much time on it. I more wanted to make the gesture of seeming to care rather than actually caring.”
That same impatience can be shown in the video for the song that was clearly created over about a two hour span in a generic pool party and subsequent club scene in Los Angeles. When asked if he filmed the video on his camera phone, his eyes lit up saying, “I didn’t even think of it! Maybe next time…”