Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B set the internet on fire with Wet Ass Pussy and to that I say — yes, thank you, more, please. Women have been force-fed songs about objectifying and murdering women in mainstream media for decades. Despite this, a particular brand of misogynist is feeling emotions about Megan and Cardi’s latest track.
Some other notable feminist songs and sexy tracks below:
Doing it Wrong — TeaMarr
This song off of Haitian-American artist TeaMarr’s latest Before I Spill Myself depicts what happens when a woman is in bed with a man that is ignoring her needs. I can’t get over the call-out of fragile male-ego in this. Other songs on this album that are *chef’s kiss* include Whorey Heart, Kinda Love, and Tick feat. SiR.
Dive — Victoria Monet
As Monet says via Apple Music, “My music is based on stuff that I’ve had to absorb as a woman, and a lot of women have had to hear — whether in music or in life — men saying things that women would be frowned upon for saying, like, ‘I want to see what your head game like.’ So I felt like it was important for this project to take power back into our hands, to say things that we think about and talk about when women get together.”
A wavy, dreamy track about a partner going down from a female POV? 100%.
P*$$Y FAIRY (OTW) — Jhené Aiko
I can not think of any other artist that would have lyrics like “that dick make my soul smile,” but that is one of the many reasons I love Jhené. The Aaliyah-inspired choreography with her silky-smooth vocals has had me playing this on repeat for months. The “super clean” version of it is marginally cleaner, but the accompanying video of Aiko as an actual fairy is something out of a Disney-fever dream. Also, Come On off of Chilombo (Deluxe).
Can I — Kehlani
Very unfortunately, Can I is featuring Tory Lanez who shot Megan in July. Can I’s music video is one of many reasons to love Kehlani. Kehlani has been vocal for her support of Megan, leaving Lanez out of her video. Instead? She highlighted Black sex workers (a few of which, she stated, on Twitter are trans). She is an absolute queen of inclusivity and empowering others and has been for years.
Gatekeeper — Jessie Reyez
I’ll be honest, every time I listen to this song, I cry. It is that powerful. Jessie Reyez has chronicled her experiences with sexual harassment and discrimination in the music industry with a song that is so empowering and vulnerable, it just fucking kills. Other Jessie tracks? Body Count, F*** Being Friends, Imported feat. 6LACK. Her voice is so clear and important; I am a forever fan.
Let’s keep listening to, lifting up, and supporting female artists.