"Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)" (CD Single)



Raunchy club track objectifies women; get edited version.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Although Derulo is apparently open to women of all ethnicities, the lyrics objectify women and are devoid of any deeper meaning.

Positive role models

2 Chainz and Derulo both come off as sex-obsessed and disinterested in any value beyond physical attributes. For example, the rapper boasts -- twice -- "Got her saved in my phone under Big Booty!" Not exactly someone you want your kid looking up to.


2 Chainz drops the line "Gilbert Arenas, guns on deck," which is a clever reference to an incident wherein Arenas, a former NBA star, brought several firearms into the locker room.


Most of the sexual content comes in the form of innuendos such as "first-class seat on my lap girl, riding comfortable" and "our conversations aren't long, but you know what is." The hook claims "your booty don't need explaining," while 2 Chainz gets explicit with "sold-out arenas, you can suck my penis" and "international oral sex."


Even the edited version doesn't do a good job of hiding the expletives, which are in the crude phrases "suck my penis" and "her p***y so good I bought her a pet."


There are no specific name brands tossed around, but the general message celebrates consumerism, with lyrics such as "bought a jet, what do you expect" and "first class seat on my lap, girl."

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Talk Dirty (ft. 2 Chainz)" is a raunchy club song of questionable taste about the universal language of the booty. The lyrics about women around the world are very sexually crass, and the music video blatantly objectifies women and encourages exploitative male fantasies. Even the clean version is pretty racy, so be especially aware of the explicit, unedited version, with hypersexual and graphic lyrical content.

What's the story?

TALK DIRTY is the international smash-hit single from pop/R&B star Jason Derulo's third studio album, 2013's Tattoos. Built around a Mediterranean-flavored sample from a track by Balkan Beat Box, this dance-floor dominator also features an appearance by rapper 2 Chainz, who stops by to remind the world that he still refers to women simply as "Big Booty" (a nod to his earlier line in "Birthday Song").

Is it any good?


The song is infectious and danceable with an exciting drop of a neat sample, but the message and lyrics are so tasteless that it's hard to appreciate the fun club energy Derulo conjures. Although no one should take 2 Chainz very seriously, his constant misogyny is a bit tiring, and a song about booties all over the world isn't exactly fresh or original. Even the "clean" version has explicit sexual content; some of the most graphic language is bleeped out, but the message is the same. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the obsession in hip-hop with female body parts and the mainstream popularity of songs about one-night stands and no-strings sex. Does this content reflect the values of our modern culture?

  • This collaboration marks Derulo's first song to feature a guest artist. Why do you think he enlisted party-rap hero 2 Chainz to contribute to his pop/R&B album?

  • Do you think it's possible to make music that embraces sexuality without encouraging reckless promiscuity? What are some examples of artists you would consider sex-positive?

Music details

Artist:Jason Derulo
Release date:August 2, 2013
Label:Warner Brothers
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Kid, 11 years old July 3, 2014

Catchy Beat, Sexual Lyrics

It may be difficult to prevent your child from listening to this song. It may appear on the radio and students can be singing or listening to it in school. With the advancements in technology, your children can easily listen to it without your permission using YouTube. But, let's find out what you should be cautious about when it comes to this song. I actually do like this song because it has a really catchy beat. This song is about sex. Just sex. Topics such as blowjobs, bottoms, and just having sex is commonly discussed. The worst part would be the rapping, but the guy raps so quickly; it is hard to understand what he is saying. Parents, you can check A-Z lyrics for the "Talk Dirty" lyrics. It is accurate and allows you look at the lyrics. I would post them, but I may get reprimanded. Therefore, I won't. Sex seems to be everywhere these days. Innuendo in Jessie, PG movies, and a lot of songs. The artists really don't care whether it is okay for yout child to listen to it. Please be cautious. If your child does listen to this song and understands it, explain to them that this is not the proper way to treat a woman. Inform your child that sex is not for fun and that it is for two people that love each other. If your child asks what sex is after listening to this song and you don't want to give the talk, make up an appropriate explanation.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 10 years old March 19, 2014

terribly inappropriate

This song is so inappropriate. There is alot of sex and drug use in it. There is swaring , and so not cool verses. I would never buy this song and on the radio the rap in the song is blurred so much but on you tube the offical version has no bleeps. Usally when this song comes on I tell my dad to change the station especially when my little sister is in the car.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educator and Parent Written byJared Galczynski May 21, 2014

Don't talk dirty to me.

The "Positive" dots could go down to 0, but the "Sex", "Violence," "Language," "Consumerism" and "Drugs/Alcohol" dots are only worthy of a 0.
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Great messages
Great role models


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