"Love Me (ft. Future and Drake)" (CD Single)

Music review by
Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media
"Love Me (ft. Future and Drake)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Terrible, explicit, and offensive lyrics objectify women.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 14 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Pure misogyny and a "me against the world" attitude.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Not too many parents are going to want their kids to emulate Lil Wayne's behavior here.

Violence
Sex

Graphic boasts about oral sex and frequent degrading references to women, referred to as "down bitches"; mentions "69," includes graphic references to bodily fluids, and invites a girl to "turn around, face down."  

Language

Explicit language in pretty much every line of the song, mostly unclever rhyming with "n----s" and "bitches," also words like "p---y," "f--k," and "ass."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

The hook of the song is "I'm on that good kush and alcohol" (kush being a euphemism for marijuana). Also mentions "weed" and "codeine" cough syrup.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Love Me," a collaboration among three of rap's biggest stars, is a tasteless ode to misogyny, featuring plenty of bad language (the "N" word, "p---y") and descriptions of how to take advantage of women. The message of the song is "I can give a f---k 'bout no haters, long as my bitches love me," which apparently is some twisted version of a long song for Lil Wayne, who seems to have Auto-Tuned himself into a different universe. The song also celebrates drugs and alcohol.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAlexandre M. February 20, 2018
People if you know lil Wayne than you know he likes to rap about any thing a parent would from drugs to oral sex.
Adult Written byholy_catfish January 11, 2015
Kid, 12 years old February 23, 2013

Great but offensive

References to marijuana and "down bitches" Sex talk and plenty of the f n and b word.
Teen, 14 years old Written byYessiree April 18, 2013

How Sick....

This song is a hot mess. Thinking they own women when they can't even get any. Very offensive. The song doesn't make sense, and in one of the verses h... Continue reading

What's the story?

Three of the hottest mainstream rappers who love to use Auto-Tune whine their way through this sloppy and offensive track from Lil Wayne's upcoming mixtape I Am Not A Human II. Apparently Wayne has been devoting himself to skateboarding as of late, and he certainly seems musically uninspired on this effort. After his last few mixtapes failed to have much traction, Wayne seems determined to get back on top by appealing to the lowest common denominator.

Is it any good?

The moderately catchy but completely inappropriate hooks from Drake and Future do little to buoy Wayne's terrible rap verses, and it's hard to imagine that people would really want to listen to such a negative and sexually aggressive love song, but that seems to be the norm in Top 40 hip-hop these days. The production is boring and repetitive, sounding like an out-of-date rehash of the Auto-Tune craze that swept the nation a few years ago. One of the worst songs Weezy has released in a while, and that's saying a lot.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the song's theme. Why is misogyny so tolerated and marketable in the context of hip-hop, and what sort of a message does that send to listeners?

  • Why would an older, more established artist like Lil Wayne enlist the help of rising superstars Drake and Future? What does each get out of the collaboration?

  • Does Lil Wayne need to shock to stay relevant? Why or why not?

Music details

For kids who love party rap

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