Self-Love: brought to you by Female Artists

 

March is Women’s History Month, and the perfect time to celebrate the hardworking, sexism fighting, women of our generation. Popular music has historically been a male dominated sphere, and female artists are often over-looked and under-represented. The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at USC conducted a study showing that out of 600 popular songs to debut in 2017, only 16.8% included female artists; and these trends have continued into 2018. Take the Billboard top 100 for this week: 4 out of the top 10 songs include female artists, none of which are solo tracks. Two of the songs, ‘Meant to Be’, by Bebe Rexha, and ‘Havana’, by Camila Cabello, are tracks from female created albums, both of which include male features. The other two songs, ‘Finesse (Remix)’, by Bruno Mars, and ‘The Middle’, by Zedd, only feature female artists. Women in the music industry often act as objects of entertainment, having their appearances, fashion decisions, and personal life, scrutinized in ways that male artists do not experience. Female artists with self-love agendas are especially demonized, seeing as self-love has adopted a negative connotation within female created arts. This post is dedicated to the badass women of the music industry; to those who use their music to spread messages of self-love, gender-role resistance, and inclusivity, to all women everywhere.

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“Independent women we accumulating riches / Blowing haters kisses / Forever fly misses”

Junglepussy

 

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“Feelin’ like a stripper when I’m lookin’ in the mirror / I’ll be slappin’ on that ass gettin’ thicker and thicker / Ok, now spoon the yams, now stir the soup / That spoon, spoon, that spoon, spoon / I don’t need a crown to know that I’m a queen”

Lizzo

 

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“Cuz I’m popping, I really got it, ain’t got no options / They flocking, I’m riding round in something topless / My money, I’m bout my dollars, I get my profit / You watching, I see you watching, but you can’t stop it”

Kari Faux

 

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“We up in this bitch, what’s cracking? / Minimal bragging / ‘Cause you a damn well see we ain’t lacking / Lights, camera, ready for that action”

Leikeli47

 

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Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry) / Feelin’ inspired ’cause the tables have turned / Yeah, I’m on fire and I know that it burns”

Demi Lovato 

 

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“All the girls stare at me, drop lip / Dripping in harmony, like fifth / Lay ’em down, feel ’em up / And they slide away, so easy”

Tove Lo

 

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Who the fuck do you think I is? / You ain’t married to no average bitch, boy / You can watch my fat ass twist, boy / As I bounce to the next dick, boy / And keep your money, I got my own / Keep a bigger smile on my face being alone

Beyoncé

 

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You’re like 9 to 5, I’m the weekend / Make him lose his mind every weekend

SZA

 

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“It’s not even my birthday / But he wanna to lick the icing off / I know you want it in the worst way / Can’t wait to blow my candles out”

Rihanna 

 

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“VIP, cause you know I gotta shine / I’m Fergie Ferg, and me love you long time / All my girls get down on the floor / Back to back, drop it down real low / I’m such a lady, but I’m dancing like a hoe / Cause you know I don’t give a fuck, so here we go

Fergie

 

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With my little titties and my phat belly / I could take your man if you finna let me / It’s a guarantee that he won’t forget me / My body little, my soul is heavy

Princess Nokia

 

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I am the baddest chick / Shorty you don’t believe me, then come with me tonight / And I’ll show you maaagic”

Lil’ Kim

 

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“Question; tell me what you think about me / I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings / Only ring your celly when I’m feelin lonely / When it’s all over please get up and leave / Question; tell me how you feel about this / Try to control me boy, you get dismissed / Pay my own car note and I pay my own bills / Always 50/50 in relationships”

Destiny’s Child

 

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You’re on your knees, beggin’ please / “Stay with me” / But honestly I just need to be / A little crazy

Avril Lavigne 

 

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Bitch, never left but I’m back at it / And I’m feelin’ myself, jack rabbit / Feelin’ myself, back off / ‘Cause I’m feelin’ myself, jack off / He be thinking about me when he whacks off / Wax on? Wax off / National anthem, hats off / Then I curve that n****, like a bad toss

Nicki Minaj 

 

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Dropped two mixtapes in six months, what bitch working as hard as me? / I don’t bother with these hoes, don’t let these hoes bother me / They see pictures, they say, “Goals,” bitch, I’m who they tryna be”

– Cardi B.

 

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“This is for the shawties that ain’t got no wedding ring / We just make up for the bling rocking iced out belly rings / And for the wifies who do – shout out to you boo! / You made the right choice, and happiness looks good on you! / To my shawties in the gym, keeping trim, showing off the melanin / Give it up for them BB-dubs, looking luscious and feminine / Pixie cuts, playing double dutch / To the shorties in the Chucks rocking afro puffs / Baddies with the bundles and the 26-inch weave / With Supreme Metrocard or dangling keys to the V’s / And my nails so long, asking how I operate? / You should probably book me now before my prices inflate”

– Dai Burger 

 

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“Look up in the mirror, oh, I’m having visions / Feelin’ like a million, ooh, I can get it / Who that is  / Her over there  / Lookin’ good /Feelin’ yourself”

Lizzo 

 

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