Tyga's '$timulated' And Its Problems For Young Women
R. Kelly, Elvis, Jimmy Page – the list of older creepy musicians “dating” well below the age of consent is depressingly long at this point. While these rockers and more have dipped deep into the underaged pool, none have been quite as proud of their craddle-robbing ways as the unfortunately well-known Tyga. The rapper, who recently released the mixtape Fuk Wat They Talkin Bout, has solidified himself as the celeb version of that one creepy guy that keeps hanging out at your high school after he graduated, with the release of his video for ‘$timulated.’
In the video, Tyga raps to all the haters criticizing him for dating Kylie Jenner, who only turned 18 a few weeks ago. While he kisses and snuggles with his very young love, the rapper spits lyrics like, “They say she young, I should’ve waited/ she a big girl dog, when she stimulated.” We’re nauseous. Tyga proves that if nothing else, he’s super okay with statutory rape, also saying, “I’m gonna do what the fuck I wanna do when I wanna do/ She a big girl, dog/ I’m puttin’ in, I’m penetratin’/ I’m gettin’ big, I’m stimulated.” Not to mention the beat that he uses is ripped from a song literally titled ‘Children.’
How was any part of this okay to begin with? Truth be told, Tyga exemplifies a huge problem in society today: the younger the girl, the more valued she is as a sexual conquest. Much older men dating young girls is a cultural norm, one that we can laugh at along with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler making jokes about George Clooney finally dating someone close to his age. This idea is exemplified by the homepages on porn websites. Phrases like ‘barely legal’ and ‘just 18’ are thrown around like badges of honor on videos.
While the phenomenon of older men preying on young women is not new, seeing someone like Tyga actually take pride in it kind of leaves one with a sickening feeling. When will we stop applying sexuality to girls so young that they can’t even legally consent to sex?
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