Dear Flo Rida

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Inappropriate, Pop Culture, Women | Posted on 23-09-2012

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Dear Mr. Tramar Dillard aka Flo Rida,

First off, congratulations on your little ditty, Whistle, getting more than 107 million views on YouTube. I wonder how many of those viewers are girls under 12?

And, wow, Whistle was a top 5 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. I wonder how many tweens are singing along, on their iPods?

Whistle plays on rotation on the Z100 radio station. Z100 pulls in an audience of five million daily. Many of them are like the girl pictured below. Isn’t she sweet and innocent?

Golly, you are reaching millions and millions of kids, with songs that are totally degrading to women. I am sure your Mama and Grandma would be proud!

Just keeping it real,

Pippi

Oh and here are the lyrics, so that you and your young daughters can, uh, sing along togehter in the car.

Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle, baby, let me know
Girl, I’m gonna show you how to do it
And we start real slow
You just put your lips together
And you come real close
Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle, baby, here we go

I’m betting you like people
And I’m betting you love freak mode
And I’m betting you like girls
That give love to girls and stroke your little ego

I bet you I’m guilty, your honor
That’s just how we live in my genre
Went to hell and paid the Rottweiler
There’s only one Flo and one Rida

I’m a damn shame, order more champagne
Pulled a damn ham string, trying to put it on ya
Bet your lips spin back around corner
Slow it down baby, take a little longer

Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle, baby, let me know
Girl, I’m gonna show you how to do it
And we start real slow

You just put your lips together
And you come real close
Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle, baby, here we go

Whistle baby, whistle, baby
Whistle baby, whistle, baby
Whistle baby, whistle, baby
Whistle baby, whistle, baby

It’s like everywhere I go, my whistle ready to flow
Shorty don’t even know, she can get any by the low
Tell me she not a pro, it’s okay, it’s under control
Show me soprano ’cause girl, you can handle

Baby, we start something, you come up in bar clothes
Girl, I’m loosening, my Bugatti the same road
Show me your perfect pitch, you got it my banjo
Talented with your lips like you blew out a candle

So amusing
Now you can make a whistle with the music
Hope you ain’t got no issue, you can do it
Give me the perfect pitch, you never lose it

Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle, baby, let me know
Girl, I’m gonna show you how to do it
And we start real slow

You just put your lips together
And you come real close
Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle, baby, here we go

Whistle baby, whistle, baby
Whistle baby, whistle, baby
Whistle baby, whistle, baby
Whistle baby, whistle, baby

Go on girl, you can perk it
Let me see your whistle while you work it
I’ma lay it back, don’t stop it
‘Cause I love it how you drop it, drop it, drop it on me

Now, shorty let that whistle blow
Yeah, baby make that whistle blow

Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle, baby, let me know
Girl, I’m gonna show you how to do it
And we start real slow

You just put your lips together
And you come real close
Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle, baby, here we go

Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle baby, whistle, baby
Whistle baby, whistle, baby

Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle baby, whistle, baby
Whistle baby, whistle, baby

Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle baby, whistle, baby
Whistle baby, whistle, baby

Can you blow my whistle, baby?
Whistle baby, whistle, baby
Whistle baby, whistle, baby

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Comments (8)

It’s a sad, sick reflection on society that this crap is so popular. Is it a catchy tune? Yes. But the content just sucks. Great letter, sadly he’s too busy counting his millions to read it. 🙁

Teri
Snarkfest

Thanks and yeah, he is counting his millions…while millions of impressionable young people are exposed.

Not a fan of this marketing tactic.

Thanks for writing,
Pippi

UGH. What a gross song. I can’t believe the things they play on the radio these days. I was horrified when they started playing that Rhianna song “S&M.” SO inappropriate. I wish I could keep my kid from ever listening to the radio. Actually, scratch that: I wish I could just raise my kid in a bubble. lol

I wrote a post about that Rhianna song too! They broadcast these songs on radio stations that teens and tweens listen to and tweens have younger siblings…and of course everything is available on YouTube.

I’m not opposed to marketing sex. And I think it’s great to teach kids about sex but–yikes–this whole song and video–are cringe-worthy. I’ve got a 9yo daughter and she’s so innocent that if she heard this song, she’d be like “I want to build a whistle so that I can sound like a birdie.”

Sigh,
Pippi

That is SICK!
I hadn’t heard the song until now, and now I am even more disappointed in modern music.
My worst personal experience with that sort of thing is when my stepson, then 4 years old, was singing Brittany Spears’ If You Seek Amy. He said he learned it in his Mom’s car. I swear that I almost died that day… are you familiar with that song?

I can’t do anything to change Mr. Rida (ha!), but you can bet your socks that I’ll be trying my best to raise my sons to be better men than that.

*sigh*

Thanks for calling him out on this Pip – totally agree. The lyrics of so many of these songs invoke pornographic imagery. It is degrading to women (and men). Recently heard my little 6 year old sweetie singing “I’m on top of the world when I’m on top of you girl.” It’s kind of heartbreaking & so hard to explain to them why it is wrong. How did so many men in our society become such a bunch of sex-obsessed jerks? Will the real men please stand up – you should be treating women with respect & love – not as objects to satisfy your lust. Forget about blowing Tramar – you suck! (Sorry – got a little worked up there).

Ah, I just YouTube’d If You Seek Amy. Now, that’s another lovely ditty and video. Yikes!

You’re right. We can’t do anything to change the lyrics and I’m not one of those walk-with-a-sign-to-ban-music kinda Moms and I still believe in the freedom speech. But we can teach our sons and daughters about love and respect.

It’s just disappointing that these music “artists” are put on pedestals–showing off their arrogant lifestyles and bling and lack of respect–and they are role models to kids and teens.

It puts even that much more pressure on us as parents to help guide…but dang, isn’t parenting tough enough already?

Thanks for writing,
Pippi

Your comments are lovely and reassuring. And, really, you’re right. These types of songs are degrading to both sexes. Especially as we parents are trying to raise our children to be good people. We want our children to have respect for themselves and others.

Tramar, indeed, sucks. Nicely said (nice imagery)!

Thanks for your comments. Nice to get a man and father’s point of view!
Pippi

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