"Stupid Hoe" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Explicit track about belittling others sends iffy message.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 29 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

An extremely negative message about girls belittling other girls.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Song is all about disrespectful treatment and reinforces stereotypes about catty girls.

Violence
Sex

References to oral sex.

Language

Lots of "f--k" and the "N" word.

Consumerism

Michael Jackson, Porsche, (Air) Jordans.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the song "Stupid Hoe" is all about competition between girls. Nicki Minaj uses lots of foul language (including "f--k" and the "N" word) and disrespectful put-downs to demonstrate her superiority over other girls, repeating "you a stupid hoe" and other pejoratives dozens of times. In light of today's intense bullying environments, this song's message is inappropriate for tweens and young teens.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byFortune_OVOXO March 31, 2012

Review "Stupid Hoe" (CD Single)

Kinda disappointed with Nicki Minaj with this song, she can do a lot better than this.
Adult Written byamaretime August 21, 2018
Kid, 11 years old March 19, 2012

0 stars if I could. NOT FOR ANYONE.

"Stupid Hoe" is even worse than "Friday" in creativity. The chorus is simply "You a stupid hoe, stupid hoe..." over and over again... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byDaniBallerina March 3, 2013

The title of this song refers to Nicki Minaj after her making this song!

She did this just to trip Lil Kim, duh! I really hate this song, she should have kept it to herself, the rapping means NONSENSE and she keeps repeating the... Continue reading

What's the story?

"STUPID HOE" is the second single from Roman Reloaded, the second full-length album by rap diva Nicki Minaj. The song is another in a long list of risque tracks by the artist using lots of profanity and explicit sexual references to get its main message across: that other girls are "stupid hoes" compared with Minaj.

Is it any good?

Nicki Minaj has made a career out of cutting frenetic rap songs -- a formula she exploits to the limit in this track. Backed by an annoyingly high-pitched siren sound, Minaj's rapid-fire vocals get so out of control that she lapses into barely intelligible gibberish by the end of the track.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why tweens and teens gang up on others and belittle them. What makes someone become a bully?

  • What can you do if you or someone you know is being bullied?

  • Why would Minaj sing a song with such a negative message? Is she trying to be funny or clever?

Music details

  • Artist: Nicki Minaj
  • Release date: February 20, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Cash Money Records
  • Genre: Rap
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes
  • Last updated: January 27, 2016

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