A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that that on the explicit scale, "Pound the Alarm" falls in the middle: It includes some references to drinking and sex, though these allusions aren't graphic (especially for a Nicki Minaj song), and while the word "bitch" is used, there's no other profanity. Though it's not a particularly positive song, the track is OK for teens.
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Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about where excessive drinking, sex, and partying can lead. What are some of the consequences that can come from overindulging in adult behaviors like these?
How does this song compare with other tracks by Nicki Minaj?
What do you think makes Nicki Minaj so popular? Is it her talent, controversial lyrics, or edgy style? Or something else?
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