Falz’s latest song ‘Talk’ has generated a lot of reactions from Nigerians, with people picking different aspects of the song to analyze.
The rapper was especially criticized for slut-shaming sex workers in his song. He was accused of criticizing women who sleep with men and expect to be paid but having nothing to say about the men who employ the services of sex workers.
In a private listening session of Falz’ new album ‘Moral Instruction’, Falz explained why he criticizes women who have sex and expect money in return.
He said he hates transactional sex which is why he sings against it. He also said that transactional sex leads to the objectification of women.
”Shamelessly I will continue to say it. I detest transactional sex. It is my thing, that is what I believe in and you will continue to hear it in my music.”
He then goes further to explain, ”The same feminist that will say the woman is free to do what she likes, that who am I to tell women not to put herself up for money is the same feminist that will say women are being objectified, now you are that same person that is going ahead to commodify yourself. You have turned yourself into a commodity.
Self objectification, self commoditation, I detest it and I will continue to speak against it,
Their argument often is that I speak about the runs girls and I don’t talk about the guys. If you are going to talk about a certain epidemic, obviously you are going to use the more popular scenario, the more relatable scenario and that is why I always use the runs girl.”
While going further to defend himself saying, ”On ‘Regards To Your Mumsi’ ft Ajebutter, we seriously mocked the men who patronize them but we all know that the epidemic is more popular with the women.”