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"Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)" (CD single)

Playful booty-shaking club anthem is graphic and lewd.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Appreciating women for the way they shake their butts isn't exactly a positive message, though the track is more tongue-in-cheek than misogynistic. 

Positive role models

At least Snoop and Derulo seem to appreciate ladies of all body types, but the lyrics objectify women and don't speak to any larger truth.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Between encouraging a girl to "wiggle" "that big fat butt" and praising her behind for being "like two planets," Derulo and Snoop keep it crass but playful, including Snoop's offer to "strip you, dip you, flip you, bubble bathe you." The song is clearly about dance-floor seduction, but it crosses the line from suggestive to explicit with extremely graphic lyrics such as "completely separated / 'til I deeply penetrate it / then I take it out and wipe it off / eat it, ate it / love it, hate it." 

Language

There are a few uses of "damn"; one verse is "hot damn it / your booty like two planets," and at the end Snoop says, "Damn, baby, you got a bright future behind you."

Consumerism

One line refers to making a girl famous "on Instagram," while the music video seems to have some subtle product placements for music-streaming services and other brands. "Cadillac" also is mentioned in the song.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One lyric is "Let's take a shot."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)" is a silly, seductive, and suggestive pop/rap song by Jason Derulo that instructs girls to "wiggle" "that big fat butt." Although the song is more playful than sexually aggressive, it still objectifies women and contains graphic innuendos. The official music video features plenty of bedroom scenes and lots of shaking booties.

What's the story?

WIGGLE is the fourth single from international R&B star Jason Derulo's fourth studio album, Talk Dirty. Following the smash hit club anthem "Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)," Derulo again teams up with a superstar rapper, this time enlisting West Coast legend Snoop Dogg for a guest verse. The song poses the all-important question, "What you gonna do with that big fat butt?" The answer: "Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle."

Is it any good?

QUALITY

As with the song "Talk Dirty," "Wiggle" is undoubtedly fun and catchy, with a memorable whistled hook and Snoop appearance. However, also as with Derulo's previous hits, the song relies too heavily on weak metaphors and lewd jokes, with lines such as "Cadillac, Cadillac, pop that trunk / Let's take a shot, alley-oops that dunk." It's a known fact that the pop charts love songs about shaking rear ends, but this feels contrived and off-color, betraying the silliness with crude intentions.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the prevalence of pop music that uses women's bodies as its subject matter. Is this simply a case of "sex sells," or does this kind of mainstream misogyny point to a larger problem within pop culture?

  • There have been songs about booty-shaking since the 1970s. Do you think the fact that sexuality is more and more explicitly referenced in art and music indicates a liberation from censorship, a step toward tastelessness, or something in between? 

  • Snoop Dogg appears to have returned to rapping after spending the last few years working on more melodic side projects such as his reggae act Snoop Lion and funk band Snoopzilla. Do you appreciate it when artists step outside their comfort zones and try new things?

Music details

Artists:Jason Derulo, Snoop Dogg
Release date:May 6, 2014
Type:Single
Label:Warner Bros.
Genre:R&B/Pop
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Kid, 12 years old September 13, 2014

Iffy for kids ok for teens

So I was watching over my little 8 year old cousin she wanted to listen to music so I let her go on youtube. She asked if she could play a song called wiggle (cause she heard it in the radio) I said sure coz I thought it would be some child friendly song about how to do some cheesy dance. But nope! There is no good message. Really I mean living girls for their butts??!! Wow. Ugh. Luckily my cousin thought it was funny and the iffy parts just slipped over her head and she didn't heer the part were they say "strip you" they do say damn but that's not a curse it's just something little kids shouldn't hear. The music video was just dumb they has girls tweaking in it. Ok that's not SO bad cause u know its just a dance it's a little dirty but it's not that bad. They do wear short shorts that show hafe of their butt also he's sleeping with 10 women inone scene. Ugh but snoop dog is in it I don't like his music but I like his personality and I was so mad he said yes to some song about a girl wiggling her damn Butt in some prevents face. (Sorry for saying damn) of topic any way do not let you're kid listen to this song teens can listen to it. It's iffy for Tweens off for little kids mine and under
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bySophie_x June 28, 2014

Its a catchy song, but the rapping parts and the way women are described is awful

The whole song is catchy and fun, but the lyrics in the chorus and verses, especially the rap are about sexual things and protraying women as being these objects of pleasure. I'm 13, but if I heard my child sing along to this, how are you suppose to explain the lyrics to them? Thank God, any swear words are blocked out on the radio:)
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byajgirl13 July 13, 2014

Catchy and Awful

Like so much music today, catchy with a horrible message.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking