A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that while the song "Mirrors" doesn't include a lot of graphic adult content or language aside from one use of the word "f--k" and two references to substance use, it has a dark message about being able to rely on no one but yourself. This message makes the song too complex and scary for younger kids.
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What's the story?
"MIRRORS" is a dark, introspective track by hardcore rapper Lil Wayne. It's peppered with a few graphic words ("f--k") and smoking/drug references, but the song's real maturity lies in its broader message about how you can only rely on yourself: "I see the pain here in your pride / I see you're not satisfied / And I don't see nobody else, I see myself / I'm looking at the mirror on the wall, here we are again / Through my rise and fall you've been my only fan."
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the difference between being independent and shutting others out of your life due to fear that they may eventually hurt you. How can you be a self-reliant person and still have close relationships with friends and family?
Why do you think Lil Wayne is so bitter here? Do you think celebrities get taken advantage of more than regular people?
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