Music & Culture
Enrique Iglesias: Another Hollywood sell-out
Written by Nicole | February 21, 2011
I was listening to the radio the other day- on the Sirius channel called BPM- where they usually play upbeat dance type music from a lot of cool artists. However, I was driving and one song was so incredibly shocking, I almost forgot where I was going. Enrique Iglesias’ hit song entitled “Tonight I’m Lovin you,” is in fact the clean version for something much more derogatory and obscene toward women. In the song, He talks about meeting a girl at a club, and then in a bragging matter talks about how he’s going to sleep with her the same night without caring about her at all. Although I was never a big fan of his, I remember most of his songs as being sweet and sentimental, and not disrespectful toward women. His hit songs “Hero,” “It must be love,” and “escape,” are all about how he is enamored with a girl and not sexually degrading. Enrique is willing to do (and sing) about whatever he thinks will be a hit- without giving any regard to women’s feelings, and not caring about the harmful impact his lyrics can have on young fans. Instead of contributing a positive message to society and entertaining while still being appropriate, he’s just another example of a public figure that sold out for money and doesn’t have a conscience.