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  • for example, it’s easy to separate Chris Brown from his music because he doesn’t sing about beating/stalking his exes, but R. Kelly’s discography is full of “love” songs that are clearly about teenagers

    i don’t think Playboi Carti raps about shooting a gun at his ex gf in his music, so it’s easy to overlook that, but many of Kanye’s recent lyrics are about how he’s still successful after getting allegedly canceled, so it’s difficult to overlook that when trying to enjoy the music for just how it sounds

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    ngl even in the r kelly context the music speaks to me. like im fully weirded out over dude's relationship with aaliyah n he literally sang at your best about that sht. but the song is just so undeniably good that it stands on its own. helps when there's a good cover I can listen to instead of Robert tho lol. ik isley brothers wrote it

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    y’all can start by not being obsessed with these artists personal lives

  • Pinhead

    y’all can start by not being obsessed with these artists personal lives

    username to post

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    I pick and choose based on who the artist is but ultimately idc either way.

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    He didnt say anything that deeply bothers or disturbs me so idc

    If he meant the nazi stuff seriously I would feel uncomfortable listening to his music though, so I don't disagree with your overall point

  • Pinhead

    y’all can start by not being obsessed with these artists personal lives

    and also not having a parasocial relationship to the point it affects your well-being

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    ImAUsernameLike

    for example, it’s easy to separate Chris Brown from his music because he doesn’t sing about beating/stalking his exes, but R. Kelly’s discography is full of “love” songs that are clearly about teenagers

    i don’t think Playboi Carti raps about shooting a gun at his ex gf in his music, so it’s easy to overlook that, but many of Kanye’s recent lyrics are about how he’s still successful after getting allegedly canceled, so it’s difficult to overlook that when trying to enjoy the music for just how it sounds

    barti has tons of lyrics like dat actually but who rly gives af it’s up 2 da person listening

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    ngl even in the r kelly context the music speaks to me. like im fully weirded out over dude's relationship with aaliyah n he literally sang at your best about that sht. but the song is just so undeniably good that it stands on its own. helps when there's a good cover I can listen to instead of Robert tho lol. ik isley brothers wrote it

    !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ei8V6pc04

    i get that, since it’s not explicitly about a teenager

    but like, DaBaby’s verse on Jail, for example, is just completely about how he got canceled. i used to enjoy it before i paid attention to what he was actually saying, but it doesn’t hit the same at all now.

  • This is an obviously logical point

  • if you actually feel some moral dent in listening to Kanye after his 2022 schizo Nazi comments, please, seek help and possibly unplug for a long time.

  • Jaman

    barti has tons of lyrics like dat actually but who rly gives af it’s up 2 da person listening

    fair point, but Carti lyrics aren’t really the emphasis of his music (at least for his first few projects), which is why i said “i don’t think” he raps about that lol

  • ”i don’t think Playboi Carti raps about shooting a gun at his ex gf in his music, so it’s easy to overlook that,”

    😏

  • ImAUsernameLike

    i get that, since it’s not explicitly about a teenager

    but like, DaBaby’s verse on Jail, for example, is just completely about how he got canceled. i used to enjoy it before i paid attention to what he was actually saying, but it doesn’t hit the same at all now.

    ngl either the art works for u or it doesn't and its only human to let an artist's actions affect that. I think ur feelings on this are totally justified but at the same time if someone still rocks w the music i dont think we have to treat that as them cosigning everything the artist does

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    ngl even in the r kelly context the music speaks to me. like im fully weirded out over dude's relationship with aaliyah n he literally sang at your best about that sht. but the song is just so undeniably good that it stands on its own. helps when there's a good cover I can listen to instead of Robert tho lol. ik isley brothers wrote it

    !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ei8V6pc04

    I thought At Your Best was written by the Isley Brothers

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    Senior Intern

    I thought At Your Best was written by the Isley Brothers

    oh s*** ur right..

    still R kelly sang it abt aaliyah

  • This world is ran by s***ty people that exploit people at best and commit literal crimes at worse so it’s like what do you wanna do? Yes you’re within your right to take a moral stance but it’s virtually unavoidable across the board so people just pick and choose really

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    I couldn’t care less personally. Since you can’t stay consistent in the context of every artist that has ever lived. Also great art is great art. I wouldn’t enjoy a film or piece of music less because I found out the person who made it is a POS. Art stands on its own

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    FlyHiii

    I couldn’t care less personally. Since you can’t stay consistent in the context of every artist that has ever lived. Also great art is great art. I wouldn’t enjoy a film or piece of music less because I found out the person who made it is a POS. Art stands on its own

    it’s different when the art is meant to be autobiographical, which i literally wrote in the title

  • The same way ya can separate Thug life from his music or any of the overly violent drill rappers ya listen

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    u either hold everyone accountable or ur a hypocrite

    biggie was fat

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    purrple rain

    oh s*** ur right..

    still R kelly sang it abt aaliyah

    yeah but he didnt wrote it lmao

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    NEW VISION

    yeah but he didnt wrote it lmao

    yeah true my example kinda ass now lol

    still a song worth posting yfm

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    Kitty Spice

    u either hold everyone accountable or ur a hypocrite

    biggie was fat

    love when you can tell whose literacy capabilities don’t exceed preschool level on this site

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    We all hypocrites lets be real