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Drake Accused of Fetishizing Lesbians in New Song ‘Girls Want Girls’

Drake Accused of Fetishizing Lesbians in New Song ‘Girls Want Girls’

The memes – and critiques – are rolling in.

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Global superstar Drake just dropped his new album Certified Lover Boy and it's already stirring up some drama. His new song "Girls Want Girls" featuring Lil Baby has elicited mixed reactions from fans, especially LGBTQ+ ones.

The song opens with the chorus, where Drake raps, "Starin' at your dress 'cause it's see-through/Talkin' all the sh*t that you done been through/Say that you a lesbian, girl, me too/Girls want girls where I'm from."

The lyric has left many listeners confused. While some folks think it's commenting on women leaving their boyfriends for women or just plain silly wordplay, others believe the track's sexualization of queer women from a male point-of-view is problematic.

The reactions quickly rolled in on Twitter, mostly as jokes at first. 

Other listeners shared critiques of "Girls Want Girls", calling it fetishizing, hyper-sexualizing of sapphic relationships, and lesphobic.

According to the Apple Music bio, the album is “a combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking.” This song in particular definitely feels a bit toxic.

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!