So Lauryn Hill is bankrupt and put out a lousy last minute effort to bring in cash that’s been panned and yeah it’s full of confusing lyrics that have to be decoded but not so much that lots of people think her rant comparing “girl men” to “serial criminals” is pretty much straight-up homophobic. She’s bending over backwards to explain herself out of the controversy, but at some point you’re just like “blah blah blah” and tune out, ‘cause who really gives a shit about your explanation. You broke it, you own it. Bitch, please.
Anyway, that’s the predictable course for a lot of these offensive lyrics stories. Song drops, lyrics offend, artist explains. Just how offensive are they, though, on the face of it? On the following pages you can be the judge, serial criminal.