Artist: Wale

Album: The Gifted

Posted on 09/13/2013

Record Label: Maybach Music Group

Released On: 06/25/2013

Hate Speech

Sexual Content


Wale is telling a story about monogamy and, through his rhyme and song, makes it clear that making love is not the same as sexual intercourse or variants thereof. He goes to lengths to explain his moral view that physical sex is OK but, because he and his partner might have “issues,” permanency in a relationship is not required. His references to girls being “bad," which is to say promiscuous, is broadly demeaning. He uses racial stereotypes, some reference to drug use, clear emphasis on hate speech, and the usual legitimizing of violence against women that we see in this type of song. Wale violates all our review criteria.