A musician might be flattered to learn his or her lyrics are part of a classroom curriculum.
Not Lil’ Wayne.
The rapper told an interviewer that he doesn’t think some of his songs are a good fit for sculpting young minds, as was the case when an eight grade English teacher relied on 6 Foot, 7 Foot in her classroom. Lil’ Wayne told ESPN’s First Take program that the song isn’t appropriate for a classroom setting.
I’d never be embarrassed by anything I say because I say it and I mean it,” he said. “But I don’t think that kids – I mean, I don’t think that you should be trying to teach it in any way to kids because I don’t record it and say it for kids to listen to it, but they will hear it” … The homework assignment was given to the children (ages 13-14) at the Charter School of Boynton Beach to help them identify literary devices like metaphors and similes.
The song’s lyrics, which included references to sexual acts and drug use, outraged some parents. The teacher was later suspended.
Excuse my charisma, vodka with a spritzer/ Swagger down pat, call my s** Patricia,” is the very first line in the song before he later raps, “Got the girl twisted ’cause she open when you twist her/ never met the b**** but I f*** her like I missed her.