‘Hit Me Wit a Text’ – No Thanks

The illiterate and degrading song ‘Hit me wit a text’ is the latest example of the ongoing sexual exploitation and degradation of young women by elements of society both offline and online. While I’m disgusted with the entire genre of so-called music that berates, belittles and objectifies women – including the women who exploit themselves and other women – I’m particularly repulsed over this specific song due to its encouragement of the very actions and attitudes we work hard to help youth avoid online.

‘Hit me wit a text’ is about pressuring a girlfriend to text him ‘naked pics’ saying ‘nobody will have to know just hit me wit a text’. He praises her inappropriate screen name and user icon ‘i love her screen name a lace top cutie, and her icon is a pic of her booty’. And he makes it clear he’s a dominating bully who gets mad if he’s not on the top of her friend’s list ‘i got my own catagory on her buddy list and i know that i’m first and if i’m not i’m gon’ be pissed’.

The songwriter is Jason Derulo, who, according to sources, spent his youth studying opera, theater, and ballet, and attended Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, as well as the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Yet he chooses to pimp himself with this degenerate drivel.

Derulo has been praised for his “impressive work ethics – he just keeps knocking out songs in the studio.” Gee. If he really wants to impress, his work ethic needs to include consideration for his listeners and owning up to the responsibility for the damage in the lives of those who take his message to heart.

Boycott the song, boycott the pimp.

Linda







Hit me wit a text

By Jason Derulo

verse 1 (mann)
ahhh she hit me up in the morning
she be textin’ when she stretchin’ and yawnin’
she be like “good morning”
i be like “good morning”
while i’m makin’cereal the milk i be pourin’
and i’m eatin’ breakfast, never gettin’ restless
like i live in dallas the way i’m readin’ texas (texts)
very interesting,
always the worst when she be gettin’ freaky
but don’t do it in person
she be tryna tease me
and my dude, it be workin’
when we workin’, the text message be jerkin’ yeahhh
that’s why i love my female
she send me naked pics straight to my e-mail
baby girl thick so she must eat well
got my head spinnin’ like some shiny sprewells yeahhh
ya’ll might do phone sex but we get it in when she hit me on the text

verse 2 (mann)
eh yeah hit me on the a.m.
as long as she get at me i don’t care it’s all the same
and when her phone rang
my ringtone playin’ like
hit me wit a text
mann is on the brain
i love her screen name
a lace top cutie
and her icon is a pic of her booty
say she miss me and we see each other often
don’t call girl, let the finger do the talkin’
what, she want the business?
she ain’t got to worry
text me girl and i’ll be there in a hurry yeahhh
i still love my chick though
she gettin’ mad when other girls be on my oooooh!
i got my own catagory on her buddy list
and i know that i’m first and if i’m not i’m gon’ be pissed like
yeahhh ya’ll might do phone sex but we get it in when she hit me on the text
verse 3 (mann)
ugh when you alone in your room
you got that number you know what to do
send me a text
ugh and you be bout them sexy drawals
trust me girl you ain’t got to call
send me a text
baby girl what you doin’?, what you got on?
send it to me on my phone (my phooone)
don’t worry girl i’ll keep it on the low
just hit me wit that text fo’ sho’
just hit me wit a text ooohhh

chorus (jason derulo)
hit me wit a text
let me know you’re home alone
freaky wit that camera phone
hit you wit a text
got me on your favorite ringtone
lately that’s your favorite song
hit me wit a text
it could go down
hit me and i’ll be around
hit you wit a text
on the low
nobody will have to know
just hit me wit a text

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