Cyriously: "Rated-R" or "Rated-X"



Sex. Sex! And more sex. More sex! I like it. I like it! I love it. I love it! I need it. I need it!

Each week Cyrus Kyle Langhorne weighs-in on hot button topics with his sharp commentary. This week’s subject: Rihanna.

Yes, the above caption is vital for my posting, so try not to assume I am trying spice up the word count. Some people feel there is a thin line between Rihanna's "Rude Boy" referring to sex and it referring to a man, err.... beating on a drum? (laugh) Honestly, I really cannot even believe anyone who may feel like this record is too hard to comprehend. Now, if you peep my first few sentences at the very top, it is pretty easy to tell I am referencing the pleasures of sex. So, let's take a look at Rihanna's wordplay in the "Rude Boy" song.

"Come here rude boy, boy, can you get it up? Come here rude boy, boy, is you big enough? Take it, take it, baby, baby. Take it, take it, love me, love me!"

(laugh) Is there really so much of a difference between my top lines and Rihanna's desire to find out if a fella is big enough, potent enough and durable enough to enjoy a f*ck fest? Calm the funk down, you old youngsters! (laugh) I cannot even tell you how many young baby's mothers (mine not included) have told me how upset they were with Rihanna's song (as it would play in the background via New York's Hot 97, bopping their heads) since their kids happen to know the words and recite it while they're driving or cleaning the house.

Look, this is no different than taking your little brother to go see Kick Ass and then having your mom upset because he comes back to the house screaming, "Show's over motherf*ckers" amongst similar quotes. There are just some sacrifices or realizations we all have to accept, like it or not. Rihanna's Rated R album, simply said, "is" titled "Rated-R." Even if you want to fluff it up and say the "R" stands for Rihanna, then I say look no further than the Parental Advisory sticker nicely placed on the anti-Wal Mart editions of the project. Now come on, are you guys really upset with homegirl getting herself open and thirsty for some male-loving?

When I think about it, I really am shocked so many people have caught offense to the track, even going to the extreme of disagreeing with me by pointing out: "Well, 'Birthday Sex' is censored and the 'Shhhhhh' doesn't make kids know or assume it's about sex." C'mon maaan, fo' real fo' real? Honestly, I am proud of home girl taking the time to get those juices flowing and wanting to unleash her sexual fantasy out there. At the end of the day, isn't this the same woman who was Street Fighter'ed by Chris Brown just over a year ago and had errryone's support?

Maybe it's true, they love you when you're down but hate it when you're up. But some things should just be understood: Rihanna is a growing girl and in times when your iconic artists like Alicia Keys is practicing sexual affairs with married men (Swizzy!) and nude photos are getting tossed around town thanks to Ri-Ri and Cassie, who can blame her for wanting to show her youth and what's turning her on, right Ms. Keri? Sure, I'm spewing my thoughts and there may be a ton of outlying factors I have yet to address and will not... but at the end of the day, let the youth be the youth. And for all you old-young late 20's, early 30's mothers, remember the icons back in the day amongst the likes of a freaky-freaky Madonna.

PG-rated is long gone, now we're living in a time where sex tapes and stolen nude photos get released more often than albums and where sex appeal is key if you want to make smash hits... unless you're Susan Boyle. But still, you're playing with fire if thinking you can pull it off going the PC route...just saying, just saying.

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Cyriously: "Rated-R" or "Rated-X"