A new song was released a few months ago by Jeremih called “Don’t tell em'”. With catchy background music and easy to follow lyrics, this song became a hit in no time. What some people fail to understand though, or maybe just simply don’t care about, is that the meaning of the lyrics aren’t advising the listener to do anything positive. It starts out with the main chorus, saying, “Don’t you tell ’em what we do, don’t tell ’em, don’t tell ’em, you ain’t even gotta tell ’em”, which is referring to them engaging in a secret sexual relationship, but he tells her she doesn’t have to let her boyfriend know about it. It is basically referring to the old saying of what her boyfriend doesn’t know won’t hurt him. The song gives a little background into the life of Jeremih, saying he’s from Chicago, and that despite the city’s high crime rate, “nobody take me [referring to himself] out tho”. The lyrics then go on to mock the girls boyfriend, saying, “Girl, he fufu with it. But I know what to do with it”, which, in Chicago, “fufu” is slang for fake, so he is saying that her boyfriend is fake, but he [Jeremih] knows what to do with it [her]. The song finishes with YG rapping about sex, and says that, “If anything you were just exploring, that wasn’t cheating”, which is completely wrong, at least in the Christian perspective. The Bible is extremely clear in terms of lust and cheating, saying in Proberbs 12:22 that, “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight”, and in Proverbs 10:9, “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out”. The lyrics to this song and the words of the Bible are completely opposite. Young people all over the world look up to singers such as Jeremih and love the music he produces, but they shouldn’t be listening to the lyrics and thinking that just because he believes cheating is okay, it makes it okay. Cheating is in no way okay, and this song contradicts everything the Bible is trying to teach people. God does not call us to “explore” with other people, let alone engage in premarital sexual acts with them. He calls us to a higher standard because Jesus came to the cross and died for our sins, making us brand new in His eyes.
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