Badass MC Wiz Khalifa has a lot of lyrics about getting tattooed, smoking, drinking, and partying, but it’s the lyrics in his song “On My Level” that have some people thinking he went too far.
The song is all about his lavish lifestyle of partying and excess, but these lyrics strike a controversial chord:
“Gin got me drunk as f**k stumbling out the bar / Plus I’m struggling tryna find the keys to my car / ‘Cause I be going hard.”
Not the best judgement, don’t you agree? Well, recently Wiz addressed the questionable lyrics in an interview in an attempt to set the records straight. Here’s what he had to say on the matter: “I would never endorse that or try to tell anybody that’s the thing to do. I think just sometimes with music and especially with rappers, we get caught up talking about our own experiences too much and not really thinking about what people can take from that,” he explained. “We talk about it in a way that it’s a mistake, but it kind of sounds cool. That’s where we kind of mess up and have to be more responsible.” He then added, “I don’t drink and drive … Don’t be a rock star.” You can see the rest of the interview with Wiz on Youtube.
What do you think of the lyrics? Do artists have a responsibility to make sure their lyrics don’t glorify bad choices? Tell us your opinions in the comments.