Can We Talk For A Minute: Songs That Could Be Considered Harassment was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
1. Cat Calling To The Tune Of…
Now that cat calling and street harassment has gone viral via the Hollaback video of Shoshana B. Roberts walking through the streets of NYC, getting hollered at by many men…of color (another argument for another day). And because this topic is getting a lot of traction, we couldn’t help but think that cat calling has been going on since…forever, especially in music! Check out these cat calling songs.
2. “I Got A Man” Positive K
“What you say we get’s to know each other better?
That sounds good but I don’t think that I can let ya
I don’t know, tell me is it so
Do you get a kick, out of tellin’ brothers no?”
This is the quintessential bugaboo song. Seriously Positive K, leave that poor woman alone!
3. Miguel – How Many Drinks (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar
Who knew Miguel was so creepy?
“Cause I ain’t leaving alone, feel like I could be honest, babe!
We both know that we’re grown
That’s why I wanna know
How many drinks would it take you to leave with me?
Yeah, you look good and I got money
But I don’t wanna waste my time”
4. Ying Yang Twins – Wait (The Whisper Song)
There’s nothing creepier than either one of these twins whispering into your ear. Gross.
“You fine, but I aint gone sweat ya
See I wanna fuck, tell me whats up
Walk around the club with yo thumb in ya mouth
Put my dick in, take your thumb out”
5. “Come Go With Me” Teddy Pendergrass
“Come on and go with me
(That was sweet)
You look like you oughta be with me
Come on, over to my place
(Yeah, but what are you gonna with me? That’s the problem)”
The woman’s words are in parenthesis and she sounds scared.
6. “Turn Off The Lights” Teddy Pendergrass
“Would you mind if I asked you to
Would you rub me down
Would you rub me down in some, in some burnin’ hot oils, baby, yeah
I swear, I can do the same thing, the same thing to you, baby.”
He’s so forceful and wants the woman to rub him down in hot oils and he promises to do the same after? Right.
7. “Hey Lover” LL Cool J & Boyz II Men
“I see you at the bus stop waitin everyday
your man must think its safe for you to travel that way
but i don’t want ta violate your relationship/so i lay back in the cut with a crush that’a trip
still he can’t stop me from having day dreams
tounging you down with huh vanilla ice cream
kissing on your thighs in the moonlight..”
8. “Can We Talk?” Tevin Campbell
“Last night I, I saw you standing, and I started, started pretending
That I knew you and you knew me too. And just like a woman you were
Too shy, but you weren’t the only cause so was I
And I dreamed of you ever since. Now I built up my confidence
Girl next next time you come my way I’ll know just what to say
Can we talk for a minute
Girl I want to know your name”
That’s a little aggressive for a shy guy.
9. R. Kelly – “Seems Like You’re Ready”
“It seems like you’re ready.
Girl are you ready,
To go all the way?”
Without tackling the big pink elephant in the room *cough* molestation, it’s obvious that R. Kelly has a creep factor that makes for good music, but a bad reputation. She probably wasn’t ready.