Ghostface Says ‘Stapleton Sex’ is ‘Not for Kids’
For Ghostface fans, the unthinkable just occurred; Ghost has begun to self-censor.
The Staten Island MC, who last month released his R&B album ‘Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City,’ recently stated that “Stapleton Sex,” his most explicit song in more than a decade, may have been too over the top … even for him.
In the interview, which can be viewed here, Ghost said that being the father of two adolescent daughters has made him rethink his music and who he allows to hear his more explicit music.
“Being 10 years old, they are too young to be hearing that,” Ghost explained. “Sometimes I be like, yo, why I even put it on the album?”
He explained his notable absence from the S&M-style video which his manager shot for the single, saying “Yo, I can’t be in that video B, cause my kids be on the Internet and be surfing.”
Furthermore, he said that he’s instructed the mother of his daughters specifically not to let them listen to the song, and only to play the clean copy of the album around them.
“Sex, right now is crazy for these young girls,” Ghost continued. “Their minds just start wandering. There be girls that start having sex at 12 years old. I have a daughter that’s 13 … and they start getting developed. I feel bad. That’s why it’s not for the kids.”
As much as we love the flagrant, crazy Ghost, it’s interesting to see the rapper, who has made several recent statements about “growing old,” beginning to age gracefully, in his own way. Especially in comparison to artists like Jay-Z, for who a “forever young” attitude is a prevalent asset.
“How long you gonna be 40 years old and actin’ like you still sellin’ cracks and you on the block and you doin’ this and you doin’ that when times is more serious, man,” Ghost told Unkut magazine. “We in a f—–‘ recession, B! Ain’t nobody gettin’ no money, man! We gotta stop lyin’ to ourselves and lyin’ to the fans. And the fans gotta stop bein’ so dumb and ignorant, and know it’s time to talk about grown-man situations. S— that happen in the real life, inside your household, your love life, your personal life, that’s just like, ‘Damn, it’s hard for a n—- to get some money!”