Bang Bang - Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj


by Benjamin O'Loughlin

The Experience: I know you want it, I'll let you have it... Bang Bang is only about one thing - sex - and it's based on one simple assumption: that's all they want. But is it?


Music video: Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj dance it up amid catcalls and a crowd of scantily clad backups... pretty much what you would expect from a song titled Bang Bang... but not really much more than high budget twerking.


Meaning of Bang Bang: The song is an unfortunate marriage of two different elements. One is the great beat and incredible vocals - all three sing great, but Jessie J in particular really pulls the stops. The other is a horrible message. Whether you're a guy or a girl, the idea that girls are just there to give you  sex - bang bang - in all it's many and often vulgar forms (swing your bat, blow, back seat of my car, graduate, swimming in the grotto, lotto, dripping on wood, dipping, ride us up...) is horrible. It makes girls a product to be had, and guys animals to be provoked.

Ask yourself: Are you sick of sex without love?


LYRICS:

[Jessie J]
She got a body like an hourglass, but I can give it to you all the time
She got a booty like a Cadillac, but I can send you into overdrive (oh)
(You've been waiting for that, stop, hold up, swing your bat)
See anybody could be bad to you,
You need a good girl to blow your mind, yeah

Bang bang into the room (I know you want it)
Bang bang all over you (I'll let you have it)
Wait a minute let me take you there (ah)
Wait a minute 'til ya (ah)
Bang bang there goes your heart (I know you want it)
Back, back seat of my car (I'll let you have it)
Wait a minute let me take you there (ah)
Wait a minute 'til ya (ah)

[Ariana Grande]
She mighta let you hold her hand in school, but I'mma show you how to graduate
No, I don't need to hear you talk the talk, just come and show me what your mamma gave (Oh yeah)
(You've got a very big shhhh, mouth but don't say a thing)
See anybody could be good to you,
You need a bad girl to blow your mind

Bang bang into the room (I know you want it)
Bang bang all over you (I'll let you have it)
Wait a minute let me take you there (ah)
Wait a minute 'til ya (ah)
Bang bang there goes your heart (I know you want it)
Back, back seat of my car (I'll let you have it)
Wait a minute let me take you there (ah)
Wait a minute 'til ya (ah)

[Verse 3 — Nicki Minaj:]
(You know what girls?
Let me show you how to do)
It's Myx Moscato
It's frizz in a bottle
It's Nicki full throttle
It's oh, oh
Swimming in the grotto
We winning in the lotto
We dipping in the pot of blue foam, so
Kitten so good
It's dripping on wood
Get a ride in the engine that could
Go, Batman robbin' it
Bang, bang, cockin' it
Queen Nicki dominant, prominent
It's me, Jessie, and Ari
If they test me they sorry
Ride us up like a Harley
Then pull off in this Ferrari
If he hanging we banging
Phone ranging, he slanging
It ain't karaoke night but get the mic 'cause I'm singing
B to the A to the N to the G to the uh
B to the A to the N to the G to the hey

See anybody could be good to you,
You need a bad girl to blow your mind (your mind)

Bang bang into the room (I know you want it)
Bang bang all over you (I'll let you have it)
Wait a minute let me take you there (ah)
Wait a minute 'til ya (ah)
Bang bang there goes your heart (I know you want it)
Back, back seat of my car (I'll let you have it)
Wait a minute let me take you there (ah)
Wait a minute 'til ya (ah)

[Nicki Minaj]
Bang bang into the room (I know you want it)
Bang bang all over you (I'll let you have it)

[Nicki Minaj:]
Yo, I said
Bang, bang
Bang, bang, bang, bang
Bang, bang, bang
Bang, bang, bang, bang

[Jessie J:]
Bang bang there goes your heart (I know you want it)
Back, back seat of my car (I'll let you have it)
Wait a minute let me take you there (ah)
Wait a minute 'till ya (ah)

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