"If U Seek Amy." If you repeat that phrase a few times, it will sound like an all-too familiar reference to sex. This clever little phrase is the title of Britney Spears' new hit, and it's stirring up some controversy.
In case you're still a little lost, it clearly sounds like she is saying, "F**K me," and in the event you still think the song is about a girl named Amy, observe how the phrase makes no sense in the context:
Love me hate me
Say what you want about me
But all of the boys and all of the girls are beggin’ to, If U Seek Amy
Love me hate me
But can’t you see what I see
All of the boys and all of the girls are beggin’ to, If U Seek Amy
Naturally, parents might be surprised to hear the vulgar phrase blaring from their daughters' room. But parents can't fault radio stations for exposing these lyrics to their children.
Q102, a Cincinnati radio station, is one of many facing the prospect of banning the successful pop star's 3rd single from her new album, Circus. Patti Marshall of Q102 told MTV that the lyrics are fine to put on an album, but "we're publicly owned," she said. "We have a responsibility to the public, you put this... out and act like we're all fuddy-duddies, like we're trying to make moral judgments. It's not about us. It's about the mom in the minivan with her eight-year-old," Marshall added.
This isn't the only song on the album that is inappropriate for eight-year-olds. "Womanizer" her first hit from the album, is accompanied by a raunchy video filled with soft-porn sauna scenes, and multiple sexual advances.
But Spears is a pro when it comes to pushing the boundaries of what is considered acceptable. Last month she was seen shaking her booty in a revealing outfit on network morning news, and her song "Womanizer" was censored when it debuted on ABC's 20/20 October 10, 2008 broadcast.
Given Brit's record, parents should have seen this one coming.