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When I wrote my piece parsing the feminist and misogynist undertones in the works of Lil Wayne, I overlooked one verse from “We Like Her,” Wayne’s ode to wanting to “fuck every girl in the world”:
This verse comes courtesy of Mack Maine, president of Weezy’s Young Money Entertainment:
For free suites, I’d give Paris Hilton all-nighters In about 3 years, holla at me Miley Cyrus I don’t discriminate, no not at all Kit Kat a midget if that ass soft I break her off I exchange V-Cards with the retards And get behind the Christian like Dior
So . . . Mack Maine is interested in having sex with celebrity socialites, girls who will reach the age of consent sometime in the future, Christians, women affected by dwarfism (with soft asses), and virgins with developmental disabilities. But don’t worry, he does not discriminate as to which female vessel he achieves sexual release in.
I’ve heard this song on the radio dozens of times, but I must have blocked this verse out in order to avoid that special combination of offensive terminology and sexual assault overtones. Last night, my boyfriend called to confirm that he had actually heard the line, “V-Cards with the retards,” broadcast over the radio. He did. Hey, as long as it’s not “no homo,” it’s okay by them.
When Mack Maine says he’ll have sex with Paris Hilton in exchange for free hotel rooms, he is dreaming. When he says he will “exchange” V-cards—-I doubt Mack Maine is still holding on to his, but you never know—-with developmentally disabled virgins, he is actually frightening me. It’s also one of the more pathetic attempts at swagger I’ve ever come across. But good for him, he made something rhyme.