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I think baiting reactions to identity politics is the new normal for plants now. There is a 17 year old plant called the Kid Laroi, one of his choruses is "you can't make a wife from a ho". Like, what is the intention of that? The chance he genuinely wrote that, and out of frustration that ho's are getting in the way of his teenage wife quest seems extremely unlikely. Is it that labels think people want to hear that, or they don't but it will get negative attention (notoriety being as valuable as esteem in PR aka no such thing as bad publicity). Probably both?
I should have known better than to point out little ironies on the internet in a text meme format but I'm just terrible like that. Please help me comment section, what comments are allowed?
I didn't watch the concert footage, my small flippant remark was based on seeing the main photo for the post where I counted at least 8 of the visible crowd members filming. This isn't even a pandemic thing though, most concerts pre-covid were the same.
Live music fans: We are sad, we can only watch performances via screens during the pandemic. Also live music fans: Woohoo, now I'm at this concert I can film it on my phone, watching the screen the whole time, so I can watch it again on a screen later.
Makes me think of Julia Michaels and Halsey and any number of guest singers on Major Lazer slow jams. Definitely a trend, kind of mush-mouthed and vulnerable? Slurred-sad-pussycat-core? Seems to be a rule though that every B tier or lower streaming service original show has to have a ballad sung in this style as a sync at some point.
He certainly knew how to carry out a "hit" in every definition of the word.
3 of the speakers are Black and Jennifer Lopez is Latinx, Biden would also like to remind you some of his boyfriends have been rappers
It could just be a false negative because he is pretty obscure. Do you think this should have more attention or "mean boyfriends" should be getting less?
I think about how this would go down in any other workplace. If he signed over the rights to his music then they own it. In my job I'm fully aware anything I create at work becomes their intellectual property. If I were fired for sexual misconduct or something tomorrow I'm aware I couldn't take my work with me.
This is disciplinary action taken in a workplace environment though. Whether or not Polyvinyl took action on a whim who knows but they would need contracts to back it up. If they don't have a legal foot to stand on he can take legal action to protect his income and clear his name. Conor Oberst came back from untrue rape allegations. It can be done. So many things we don't know in this case and can only speculate. Talking about concrete things though, Polyvinyl have the power to take this action so are, Beach Slang rips are still all over YouTube, if you own his music already it hasn't disappeared, the internet hasn't collectively wiped his musical existence from the Earth through bad vibes.
That is two separate issues. In regards to what these women claim to have experienced I think it would do them a disservice to minimise and try dismiss their experience. The second issue is more valid though, should private behaviour ruin public careers? I think that has to be considered on a case by case basis. In this case I think the label knows both parties and probably more details and the decision is theirs to make.
From Charlie Lowe's tweets it seems more women contacted her with what they claim are very similar experiences of abuse. Maybe that seems subjective but specific behaviours in specific contexts are objectively abuse and in this case, I believe them when they say things they experienced fall firmly into the category of abuse. Even if he had issues they don't justify behaviours that women he has been intimate with would refer to as abuse. I had a friend with paranoid schizophrenia who went into psychosis on three different occasions. If you've ever experienced someone you've known when they were mentally healthy decline into psychosis you see them lose all grip on ordered thought and you can see their behaviour is way beyond their control. I think if he truly had paranoid schizophrenia and these women were dealing with disordered behaviour as a result of that they wouldn't be framing it as abuse.
I don't buy that his family wrote that at all. I was in a bad relationship with a narcissist and in trying to make sense of it afterwards spent countless hours researching actual narcissistic personality disorder and other people's experiences with narc abusers. To me the gaslighting in this "family" message is textbook NPD...the whole thing reeks of it from start to finish.
I liked the album title more before I saw the artwork. Seems like the art director was maybe aiming for something like Diane Arbus but missed the point and infused it with none of the dissonance that Arbus' work or the title conveys.
I'm not trying to come for Tom, I can see from how much time he spends in the article tracing around the problematic attitude that it doesn't sit right with him but there seems to be a reluctance to outright condemn it. Speaking plainly, Carti's lyrics and behaviour show he doesn't believe women are his equal. Our relationship with rap is messed up if we feel a pressure to not state the obvious.
Just the usual blind eye turned when it comes to toxic masculinity in rap though. Raps about how many ho's he has but how his shawty better not have slept with anyone else (possibly ever,not just during the relationship) and the takeaway is 'hmm, he sounds vulnerable'. To quote the most used word on the album.... "what?"
I just spent way too long reading the opinions of people on Twitter about Bean Dad and you are right, monster comes up a lot. "I was sexually molested and this guy is reminiscent of my abuser" is actually a whole sub genre of responses.
Wait, did the can opener tweets get attention because someone thought they were cool or heartwarming? Or was he being cancelled from the start? If this was a Milkshake Duck I'm confused because he comes across as a bit of a dick in the can opener tweets.
He is going to lose his mind when he hears about Cameo. Or maybe he has and the only reason Kenny G wasn't there is because he is sick of rejecting Donald Jr's requests to record messages about "impressive alpha male hands".
The hot chocolate station is always a wretched hive of scum and villainy.