"International Love" (CD Single)

 
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Rapper gets busy around the world in steamy track.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some negative messages about having lots of casual hookups.

Positive role models

Song celebrates promiscuous behaviors.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

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.

Language

One use of "boobies."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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

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Written byAnonymous January 8, 2013
 

Not Safe for Work or For Kids.

About being with girl all around the world. ...and still it has sex in it. They put this song on the radio. They put it on but at work times. He talks about the Women top part even on the radio.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old August 13, 2012
 

Sad little song...

This song is just sad... if I was an adult, I know I wouldn't be interested! -Samantha (chocolatecake123) PS: The cover for this song is funny, lol.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 11 years old July 21, 2012
 

nice song

I love this song It has words like booty and thongs but other wise it is pretty good
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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