Bringing (Usher’s) Sexy Back [Pg. 6]

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Tray Hova / March 29, 2010

ATTEMPT #5: BORROWING NICKI FOR A MÉNAGE
Perhaps the most salacious single—or even song—in Usher’s discography is “Lil Freak.” Though he reeled in Nicki Minaj for popularity (and neo-feminist) points, that “let her put her hands down ya pants” request deserves a smack for over-straddling sex appeal and paternalism. Any man who rarely whispers “shit,” but suddenly shoves the F-bomb into his hook deserves a moment of attention. “For how long?” is the real question…