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

Music review by
Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media
"Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Raunchy club track objectifies women; get edited version.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

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 & Representations

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.

Violence

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.

Sex

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."

Language

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."

Consumerism

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

What 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.

User Reviews

Adult 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/A... Continue reading
Adult Written byRosebud95 April 16, 2014

Different-sounding sexy song

I like the exotic vibe to it, which also probably made the song appear to be about something other than hooking up with girls...but then it's not...and I... Continue reading
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... Continue reading
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... Continue reading

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. 

Talk to your kids 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

For kids who love to shake their tail feathers

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