Kelly’s Cookie McNasty!

HAPPY NEW YEAR…..AND THE WORD “HAPPY” reminded me that it is a pleasure to listen to good music that has lyrics you can at least repeat in front of your kids without feeling dirty!
HIP HOP singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams latest music video “Happy, ” which is part of the soundtrack for the movie “Despicable Me 2,” is a feel -good song that makes you want to dance and clap your hands as if you were in church on a beautiful Sunday morning and not worrying about being shot! It is a joyful video to watch and kudos to Pharrell for keeping it clean.

ON THE OTHER HAND, singer R Kelly’s lyrics on his video titled “Cookie,” from his latest CD, is so vulgar and demeaning to women and African Americans that I had to really fight with myself to keep from printing all the filthy lyrics word for word for my grown up Facebook friends to read. I decided not to because I did not want those words polluting my page or blog.
BUT I AM HERE TO LET YOU KNOW that unbeknownest to you, your kids may be viewing and singing words to that video that is downright nasty and disrespectful in the privacy of their bedrooms or in the basement of your home with their friends while you are reading this. The “Cookie” is a disgrace and demeaning to all women, our race and to decent people. Kelly needs to stick to stepper music and get his 47 year old butt out of the gutter. The late and great South Africa leader,Nelson Mandela, would be very disappointed in him. And, I suggest that you hit the Internet and pull up those lyrics and tell me how proud it makes you feel!
JUST KNOW I AM NOT writing this to promote this video…but to encourage parents to pay attention to what your kids are sucking into their little brains! Believe me, it just makes me angry when it is only our rapping brothers and sisters, who seem to be only capable of coming up with lyrics about sex, bling and money with a few gold teeth thrown in! And for the parents who are busy listening to that kind of music themselves…….you reap what you sow! Yeah, I said it…Stella in the City!


About stellafoster

Stella Foster is a retired columnist writer who has contributed to the Chicago Sun-Times for 43 years. Well known for the trailblazing path she has created for other columnist writers and her fearlessness, candor, and strong principles while covering the most entertaining stories relating (but not limited) to, celebrities, community events, and black-on-black crime.

Posted on January 8, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I got it this time and it’s great! Your title is perfect it’s just down right NASTY!

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