Make Me Proud Analysis
By beginning the song with descriptions of the main character refraining from sex, as well as fighting for her rights, the lyrics empower women by supporting both the decision to abstain from sex, as well as the decision to indulge. Nikki Minaj’s verse reinforces the idea that sex may be used for power by vocalizing her sexual abilities in the lyrics. Dolly Parton is also introduces as a sex icon to establish that sexual freedom, although controversial, is empowering through the basic idea that it is just that- FREEDOM.
Although the lyrics have the power to negatively influence future generations toward sexual exhibitionism, that is not the point that the song is trying to make. After all of the struggles that women have endured in the past, the lyrics are embracing the progress that woman have made by embracing the freedoms they now have, even the freedom of using sex to attain