Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ Should Be Banned From Radio, Activist Says
Rihanna's “Bitch Better Have My Money” might be one of the hottest songs on the radio right now but there are a few critics who feel the song's lyrics are disparaging to women.
Outspoken activist Najee Ali is demanding that Los Angeles radio station Real 92.3 remove RiRi's song from their playlists. In question is the song’s objectionable lyrics, “Bitch better have my money / Please don't call me on my bluff / Pay me what you owe me.”
The word bitch is considered derogatory to women, although there are several artists who have embraced the word and use it as a term of empowerment.
Ali’s organization, Project Islamic Hope, is launching a “Clean the Air Waves” campaign in an effort to have urban L.A. radio stations take responsibility for playing objectionable content over the airwaves. “We plan on meeting with radio station managers to encourage that they only play the clean version of songs with questionable content,” said Ali in a press statement. Ali is fighting against songs like Rihanna's, which promote "a negative lifestyle to our impressionable youth."
On Sunday (March 29), Rihanna performed “Bitch Better Have My Money” live for the first time at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna was head-to-toe in green Versace including shades and a fur coat. And not to mention she arrived on a huge helicopter perched onstage.
What do you think? Is Rihanna’s song objectionable? Should they play the clean version on the radio? Tell us in the comments below.
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