Watching Justin Bieber grow up right before our eyes has been an interesting experience. Just a few years ago, he was that charming, preternaturally mature young man filming music videos in bowling allies. Times have changed.
"Lolly," a new Maejor Ali song featuring Bieber and Juicy J, uses a worn-out metaphor for penis as the focal point of a brag track about how much the ladies love ... sucking on their respective ... "lollies."
Bieber actually raps on the song, boasting about watching Netflix with your girlfriend and "poppin' Pellegrino" (OK, the Pellgerino line is actually pretty choice). Juicy J's verse won't surprise anyone who has ever heard the "Bandz a Make Her Dance" rapper's work.
In fact, this isn't the first time Juicy J's used this lazy metaphor. "Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)," a 2008 Three 6 Mafia single features Juicy J painting a similar scene. And that song was released just two days before Lil Wayne's candy stick single, "Lollipop" (fun fact: The Three 6 Mafia song was also originally called "Lollipop," but Juicy J, DJ Paul and Lord Infamous decided to play nice). In case that's not enough for you, check out D4L's "Laffy Taffy," which uses the titular sweet as a stand-in for bottom. Perhaps Southern rappers could do with a new meme.
Oh, and because it's 2013, the song includes a quick MDMA reference, too ("bandz a make her dance, molly makes her lose her underwear"). Pop music continues to toe the line with date rape.