You know what’s overrated? Songs about independent women! Now, there’s nothing wrong with females actually being independent, but don’t you think we have enough songs praising this one characteristic? I feel like if your a female artist singing about independence, the song becomes a celebration about self-empowerment and strength. (See: Beyonce, above, and Destiny’s Child). But if you’re a guy singing about woman’s independence, it’s a back handed compliment because, yea it’s awesome that women do their own thing, have their own money and possess self-confidence, but really what it means is that men are glad they don’t have to support you financially and emotionally, 24/7. (See: Ne-yo).
I just think we need to cool it with the ‘Miss Independent’ themed jams. There are already tons out there, and they’re pretty much all re-treads of whatever came before set to a new beat. “Single Ladies” is an awesome song and I don’t think Beyonce can top it, so now’s a great time to put a moratorium on her bread and butter. Now if she wanted to start singing about independent men, I’d be all for it. More video evidence after the jump.