Analysis Of ' Anaconda ' By Nicki Minaj Essay

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Music is the auditory way in which a culture fashions what is beautiful or ugly and significant of sexual love, it also erases he boundary between what is outside and public in the culture and what is private and inside the individual (Herdt &Polen-Petit, 2014, p. 71).
“Boy toy named Troy, Used to live in Detroit. Big dope dealer money, he was getting some coins. Was in shoot outs with the law, but he live in a palace, Bought me Alexander McQueen, he was keepin’’ me stylish.”
“Gun in my purse, b***h I came dressed to kill. Who wanna go first? I had them push daffodils. I’m high as hell, I only took half a pill. I’m on some dumb sh**.” These are the first two verses in the song, “Anaconda,” by Nicki Minaj. This song plays on the radio and can be downloaded on any free or paid music site, regardless of age. In the verses above, Nicki Minaj makes it clear she feels nothing is wrong with dealing drugs, being in shootouts with the law, and carrying guns with the intentions of killing, as long as a lavish lifestyle is being lived. Not only are these ideas being pushed into the minds of young and impressionable children and teens who listen to these songs, but by watching the video, it makes them think that if they “twerk” in a bra and thong for everyone to see they will be considered “sexy” or “beautiful,” as well as making it seem like wearing next to nothing is acceptable for everyday wear.
Music may influence people’s sexual well-being in a variety of ways, including how they…

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