"Up Out My Face" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Catchy anti-cheating song is OK for older tweens and teens.

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

Positive Messages

 The main theme is that cheating is unacceptable -- a mature message to send to kids.

Positive Role Models & Representations

By demonstrating that they won't stand for disrespectful treatment in a romantic relationship, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj set good examples.  

Violence
Sex

A couple of mild references, such as "hitting it" and "where you been layin'." 

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although the song talks about unfaithful romantic partners, Mariah Carey and her rapping collaborator, Nicki Minaj, don't swear or make explicit sexual references. 

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Teen, 14 years old Written byKlyons14 June 26, 2012

Nicki and Mariah Duo

this collaboration is decent. as far as contant theres pretty much no problem. one line says sleeping with the decon, and other references to sex. and another l... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old March 14, 2010
Exactly age appropriate. I love Mariah and Nicki!

What's the story?

R&B diva Mariah Carey teams up with female rapper Nicki Minaj in "UP OUT MY FACE," a single from Carey's album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. Though their deliveries differ -- Carey sings, Nicki raps -- the subject of their lyrics remains the same: they both tell a cheating guy to take a permanent hike. True to form, Mimi only hints at the sexual details, singing lines like “Wherever you been laying, you can stay now” and “No you ain’t getting it, no you ain’t hitting it,” all the while avoiding profane language and graphic descriptions.

Is it any good?

Up Out My Face” straddles the line between Mimi’s power ballads and her super upbeat songs, resulting in a catchy tune that has a flowing beat yet still showcases her superior pipes. The addition of Minaj’s rhymes adds a cool contrast in the same spirit as the track “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” -- the collaboration between Gwen Stefani and Eve

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to handle it when a romantic partner or friend fails to tell the truth.

  • What are five things you can do to make yourself feel better when you've had your feelings hurt by someone who hasn't told the truth?

Music details

  • Artist: Mariah Carey
  • Release date: February 26, 2010
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Island
  • Genre: R&B
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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