Not So Beautiful

April 1, 2009
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BusRadio-featured artist Akon on stage.

 

From Jim Metrock:

BusRadio loves Akon. Nov. 3, 2006 – Smack That / May 23, 2007 – BusRadio Plays Akon For Elementary School Kids / Nov. 15, 2008BusRadio Konvicted!

BusRadio played Akon’s "Beautiful" song this morning on the high school show.

 

AUDIO FILE: Beautiful by Akon

April 1, 2009

 

 

The version BusRadio played has whole sections of the song removed.

I downloaded the song from iTunes. I was not given a choice between a clean or dirty version. There is only one one version.

The lyrics to this version are below.

The highlighted words are NOT heard on BusRadio.

This is the problem with BusRadio’s policy of playing clean songs by less-than-clean artists. By playing a cleaned up version of this song they are misrepresenting the song to young people. A person listening to BusRadio would think that Akon’s "Beautiful" could be played in a church.

BusRadio shouldn’t be playing Akon at all.

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Beautiful lyrics

When I see you
I run out of words to say
I wouldn’t leave you
‘Cause you’re that type of girl to make me stay

I see the guys tryna holla, girl I don’t wanna bother you
‘Cause you’re independent and you got my attention
Can I be your baby father? Girl, I just wanna show you
That I love what you are doin’ hun

I see you in the club, you gettin’ down girl
I wanna get with you, yeah
I see you in the club, you showin’ thugs love
I wanna get with you

You’re so beautiful So damn beautiful Said you’re so beautiful So damn beautiful
You’re so beautiful, beautiful Beautiful, beautiful You’re so beautiful, beautiful Beautiful, beautiful You’re so beautiful

Like the clouds you
Drift me away, far away, yeah
And like the sun you
Brighten the day, you brighten my day, yeah

I never wanna see you cry cry cry
And I never wanna tell a lie lie lie
Said I never wanna see you cry cry cry
And I never wanna tell a lie lie lie

I see you in the club, you gettin’ down girl I wanna get with you, yeah I see you in the club, you showin’ thugs love I wanna get with you You’re so beautiful So damn beautiful Said you’re so beautiful So damn beautiful You’re so beautiful, beautiful Beautiful, beautiful You’re so beautiful, beautiful Beautiful, beautiful You’re so beautiful

Kardinal told you, whether the sky blue or yellow
This fella ain’t that mellow if it ain’t about you!
Hourglass shape make a place go ‘woo!’
Waistline makes my soldier salute

I’m a brute, high from your high heel game
High heels push up ya ass last name
And you livin’ in the fast lane, eyes like an angel
Goddess, watch my gal and how she undress

Spotless, heartless, bad to the bone
Make me wanna go put me in the triple-X zone
Lames don’t know how to talk to you
So let me walk with you, hold my hand

I’ma spend them grands but after you undress
Not like a hooker but more like a Princess
Queen, Empress, President
Pull anywhere you go on Earth ’cause you’re beautiful, okay?

I see you in the club, you gettin’ down girl I wanna get with you, yeah I see you in the club, you showin’ thugs love I wanna get with you You’re so beautiful So damn beautiful Said you’re so beautiful So damn beautiful

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Why does BusRadio continue to promote this artist to young people? In 2007 we thought BusRadio would never play another Akon song. We were wrong. They played more Akon.

2007 was the year Akon simulated a rape of a 15-year-old girl on stage. I could put a link to the video showing this but I just can’t . It is on the web and I am sure some young people have seen this revolting video because BusRadio has made them a fan of Akon.

Are you a fan of BusRadio?