A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this single is about as sexually suggestive as a song can get without being graphic. With lots of very suggestive lyrics and a couple mentions of "weed" and "white wine," this tune is beyond the maturity level of tweens and younger teens. Parents may want to steer their younger kids toward more age-appropriate choices.
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What's the story?
Superstar R&B singer Rihanna teams up with equally famous rapper Drake in "WHAT'S MY NAME," a track about the sexual connection between a guy and a girl. As usual, Rihanna's lyrics don't get into extremely graphic territory -- but they come pretty close. With lots of very suggestive lyrics (for example, "not everybody knows how to work my body, knows how to make me want it, but boy you stay up on it") \
Is it any good?
Most of Rihanna's songs tend to follow a similar musical formula, so it's refreshing to hear her break out of the box somewhat with the addition of Drake to this single. The combination of her smooth vocals with Drake's slick delivery and an infectious beat make this song likely to land in plenty of radio rotations.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how kids can deal with the pressure to have sex at a young age. How can teens respond to these pressures without giving in or being shamed by their peers?
Do you think Rihanna is a positive role model? How about Drake?
Do sexy lyrics encourage sexual behavior? How closely do you listen to lyrics?
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