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Not only did ‘Tha Carter V” rapper kill the stage during his performance, but he also left a positive impression on viewers after coming out in an unexpected skit with rapper, Future.
The two were featured in a skit based on acknowledging and respecting women’s consent.
Both the New Orleans and Atlanta rappers have music degrading women, therefore highlighting behavior that is the exact opposite of their norm, helped create alluring irony and dramatic impact on viewership.
During the skit, SNL cast members performed as rap duo, “Booty Kings,” rapping lyrics to the fictional hit, club song, “Permission.” The “Booty Kings” seemed to love booty, yet loved getting permission to “love” booty first.
Future and Wayne both had verses in the song, in which they rapped lyrics such as “Before we talk booty, talk emotional connection/Before we get emotional, and putting on protection,” says Wayne.
Future can also be heard spitting considerate rhymes such as, “Lights, camera, action, video vixen/Hendrix steal your girl—but only with her permission.”
As satirical as the skit may have seemed, the video undoubtedly had a very impactful, positive message:
Women should only, “Shake that booty…if they wanna.” Period.