"Look at Me Now" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Look at Me Now" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Super-explicit track with tons of swagger, no substance.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 19 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

With an overabundance of swagger and bragging about acts of violence, sex, and drinking, this song includes many negative messages.

Positive Role Models & Representations

 Money, fame, sexual conquests, and material things are celebrated.

Violence

Refers to shooting someone.

Sex

Some mentions of sex: "Better cuff your chick if you with her
/ I can get her
and she accidentally slip fall on my d--k."

Language

Tons of swearing: "f--k," "s--t," the n-word, and more.

Consumerism

Brand names like Ciroc (vodka) and Lamborghini.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Discusses drinking: "Ciroc and Sprite on a private flight."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Look at Me Now" has lots of references to sex, drinking, and violence; there's also plenty of bragging and graphic language. The song is too mature for kids, tweens, and younger teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bylkjhb April 29, 2012

This is the worst song ever!!!

Look up on youtube The Smiths paint a vulgar picture that song is much better than this crap!!!
Adult Written byDaniel Hasferd March 15, 2012

A Dissapointment

This song is bad. Why did Chris Brown have to team up with Lil Wayen?
Teen, 13 years old Written byMovieteenwatcher July 23, 2011

Great song, but not great language

This song is great.....except the language isn't. They cuss A TON, including f**k s**t d**k f****ts n***a h**l d**n b***h a*s...all (or most) of these wor... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byImSoRegal March 6, 2011

Amazing Beat, Iffy Message

The Beat is DIVINE, but the message isn't the best for kids under 12. Although, it does have a "in-your-face" hook that tweens and teens can enjo... Continue reading

What's the story?

In the song "LOOK AT ME NOW," R&B vocalist Chris Brown teams up with rap's old and young guard -- Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne, respectively -- to sing and rhyme with tons of swagger. The three artists take turns talking about how great they are, using a flood of profanity, plenty of references to sex, violence, and drinking, and lots of talk about money and material things. The end result is a track that's way too adult for tweens and teens.

Is it any good?

Musically, "Look at Me Now" is a mish-mash of styles that makes mostly for mush. Chris Brown's strong pipes don't get a chance to shine through here, as the artist talk-sings his lines; Busta Rhymes delivers his verses literally as fast as possible, an effect that's more headache-inducing than cool; and Lil Wayne's typical bravado is simply boring.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Chris Brown chose to deviate from his last several clean songs by releasing such an explicit tune in "Look at Me Now."

  • Does partnering with Lil Wayne -- a notoriously mature rapper -- help or hurt Chris Brown's career? Why?

Music details

For kids who love hip-hop

Our editors recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential.

Learn how we rate