A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Where Them Girls At" is a fairly mature song that mentions hooking up with multiple strangers at a dance club. It includes some profanity ("s--t," "f--k"), a reference to getting "buzzed," and an especially graphic description of oral sex. Combined, these qualities result in a song that's not age appropriate for tweens and young teens.
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What's the story?
WHERE THEM GIRLS AT is a collaboration between hot DJ David Guetta and two equally popular rappers -- Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj. None of the three is known for making clean music, so it's no surprise that this track tells a mature story about going to a club and hooking up with lots (and lots) of people. Minaj has an especially explicit lyric about oral sex, and both rappers use profanity. Throw in a reference to getting buzzed, and this song definitely crosses the line into inappropriate-for-young-kids territory.
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the song's message. What are some of the potential consequences that can come from casual hookups with various partners?
How can you have fun on a night out with friends without indulging in casual sex or substance use?
Studies show that the more sexually degrading messages kids hear, the more likely they are to have sex at earlier ages. Do songs like this one glamorize irresponsible behavior?