Rapper Redfoo is in hot water after the release of his new song, “Literally I Can’t,” featuring Lil Jon and Enertia McFly as frat bros telling a group of sorority girls who reject their advances to “shut the f— up.”
The girls’ response to the boys’ suggestions of taking tequila shots and the like? The popular new phrase, “Literally I can’t.” It essentially means “speechless,” which is how the Redfoo video is leaving viewers.
The Australian X Factor judge and “Party Rock Anthem” singer is being blasted for the sexist music video, as well as the song’s misogynist lyrics, which include gems like these:
- “You’re annoying b—- because you’re talking”
- “Shhh, don’t talk about it be about it. Work it, twerk it and maybe I’ll tweet about it”
- “Girl I’m sipping on this drink, trying to see what you got, not hear what you think.”
- “Shhh … I said jump on the pole; I didn’t need your opinion…”
Unsurprisingly, many are not amused.
Just heard a v. offensive song by Playz-n-Skillz called ‘Literally I Can’t’, featuring Red Foo, which seems to be a pro date rape song!
— Shane Matthew Neave (@shane25873) November 9, 2014
Could there BE a more stupidly sexist and rape culturey song? Literally, I can’t. Even. These guys need to take their own advice and STFU.
— Sarah (@WildxHoney) November 7, 2014
Change.org has a petition with nearly 5,000 signatures calling for Redfoo to not be rehired as a mentor on “X Factor Australia.”
The rapper tried defending himself on Twitter today:
Embedding the video from YouTube has been disabled, but you can watch the controversial full video here.
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