“It’s like that and it’s like this
I took her to tha pad and we started to kiss
Now my dick’s on hard, ya know what I’m thinkin’
Took tha panties off and the pussy wasn’t stinkin’
Pulled off my draws and we started to begin
Now tha pussy’s wet, so my dick slides in
Oh, hidy hidy hidy you ho
Ridin’ from the back, so I’m fuckin’ kinda slow”
- Eazy E, American
Eazy E is among the most offensive mainstream American rappers of all time. You could even call him an offensive rap patriarch, as he was one of the originators of the gangster rap movement. I’m fairly confident in saying the above lyrics are from the most offensive Eazy E song, titled Gimme Dat Nut.
Make no qualms about it, Gimme Dat Nut is an extremely offensive song. Rapping lyrics about the exploitation of female genitalia, using women as nothing more than an avenue for sexual climax, and an affinity for the doggy-style position are as head-turning as it gets for the late-80’s, early-90’s rapper.
Alas, this talented American lyricist was taken from us too soon. He met his demise in 1995 after AIDS ate away his organs like an unstoppable rebel force. As a result, we were robbed of more masterful, yet reprehensible song lyrics from the young, rising star, but we can still celebrate his short career because his words may have been reprehensible, but nothing in his song arsenal was deemed internationally disgraceful. As ridiculous as his lyrics were, Eazy E maxed out his offensiveness at the level of aggressive misogyny. The same cannot be said for our country’s latest pop sensation out of South Korea, PSY.
News broke last week revealing that the seemingly gentle-souled, fat-faced phenomenon rapped the following lyrics in 2004. The song was titled Dear Americans.
“Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully”
A partial video has surfaced of Psy performing the song. It now makes sense why it took so long for the song to reach American news outlets: it’s fucking terrible.
Sorry Psy, but there’s something wrong about you saying American soldiers and their families should die slowly and painfully, and then Gangnam-styling your way into the welcoming arms of the American dream.
You lived here, were educated here, our country has welcomed you, our culture has engulfed you, we’ve made your bank account flush, and we brought you fame. And because most of America is so blindingly forgiving, you’ll continue hopping and air lassoing your way to a prosperous American lifestyle. Our Commander in Chief is even attendinging your performances still.
That all makes me sick.
We heard your apology. It even sounded sincere on its surface. We won’t all be soon to forget, though. There are some of us who recognize the American G.I. as the most heroic of all Americans, and they are revered as such. We also see the hollowness of an apology that comes eight years after the fact…and one that you didn’t decide to share until you were outed by our media…and after you have been thrusted into the American pop culture spotlight…and after we lined your pockets with U.S. dollars.
Here is PSY’s apology:
“I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world,” he said in a statement. He said the song “was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two Korean schoolgirls that was part of the overall anti-war sentiment shared by others around the world at that time.”
The girls were struck and killed by a U.S. military vehicle.
PSY continued: “While I’m grateful for the freedom to express one’s self, I’ve learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I’m deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted. I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words.
“While it’s important that we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so.”
I would say it’s too late for this apology, but considering the way his popularity has taken off, I’d say he played it just right.
Back before I knew who PSY was, or what the Gangnam Style dance was all about, the YouTube video was submitted to TFM about five times. Each time I would follow the link to the video and watch until I realized it was PSY again, and this was back when it had only one million views or so. I’d watch it, wonder why it was gaining such popularity, trash it and go on to the next. Descriptions of the video from those of you submitting all basically read, “Korean guy in bow tie. TFTC.” I never posted it. I guess I just didn’t get it. So, I’m proud to say that if all of America was as pop culturally inept as I am, PSY would be about as cool as pissing into the wind.
PSY’s Gangnam Style has become the most watched YouTube video of all time, and it’s looking like it will eclipse the billion view mark in the near future. He’s also projected to pull in $8 million this year and enjoys international fame.
Don’t forget, though, he once rapped about his desire to see the slow and painful deaths of American soldiers and their families.
Go away, PSY. You suck. Gangnam Style sucks, too.