"International Love" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Rapper gets busy around the world in steamy track.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 12 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Some negative messages about having lots of casual hookups.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Song celebrates promiscuous behaviors.


Some steamy lyrics about sex and women's bodies: "In Romania she pulled me to the center, she said, 'Pit, you can have me and my sister.'" Mention of thongs.


One use of "boobies."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "International Love" is about hooking up with different women all over the world. While the lyrics aren't as graphic as many hip-hop or R&B tracks, there are a few fairly steamy lyrics about random sexual encounters ("I don’t play football but I’ve touched down everywhere / I don’t play baseball but I’ve hit a homerun everywhere") and women's bodies ( talk of "boobies" and booties"), making it best for older kids.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 11, 2018
Teen, 13 years old Written byBig Fan August 9, 2018

Great song, but not quite for kids

I think this is a great song. Chris Brown fits in nicely. But it’s probably best for teens. It’s about sex, so there are plenty of sexual references (nothing gr... Continue reading

What's the story?

Rap and R&B collide once again in "INTERNATIONAL LOVE," the single pairing Latin rapper Pitbull with R&B singer Chris Brown. In this track from Pitbull's sixth album, Planet Pit, the two stars set out to take the world by storm -- and rack up plenty of female conquests along the way.

Is it any good?

Pitbull's driving rap delivery and Chris Brown's smooth R&B vocals combine to good effect in this song. While the synth-beat backing them is nothing new, the strong talents displayed by both artists will surely be enough to push this song into heavy club rotation.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the dangers involved in getting intimate with a lot of people, especially ones you don't know.

  • What are some of the consequences of hooking up with strangers?

  • Why do so many hip-hop songs celebrate random hookups? Do you see this theme in other genres as well?

Music details

  • Artists: Chris Brown, Pitbull
  • Release date: January 21, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: J Records
  • Genre: Rap
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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