By Erika Ramirez
Is that a competition brewing?
The Dutchess has years of experience on the Nashville transplant, but it looks like Ke$ha has the lead in popularity and most importantly, recently garnered hip-hop brownie points from one half of OutKast. Both ladies have a strong fashion presence — Dresses made of garbage bags? We’ll say eccentric for Ke$ha — and have been recognized by a few of hip-hop’s heavy hitters, including Ludacris (“Glamourous”), Lil Wayne (“Tik Tok” remix), Nelly (“Party People” featuring Fergie) and Pitbull (“Tik Tok” remix).
So we here at RapFix decided to compare the ladies’ lyrics rhyme for rhyme on the same subject matter: Boys.
Says Ke$ha on “Sleazy,” “I don’t’ need you or your brand new Benz, or your bougie friends/ And I don’t need love looking like diamonds, looking like diamonds … You can’t imagine the immensity of the f— I’m not giving, about your money and man servant at the mansion you live in/ And I don’t wanna go places where all my ladies can’t get in, grab a bottle, some boys, and let’s take it back to my basement.”
While Ke$sha passes up what’s fancy on “Sleazy,” Fergie beckons the boys on her hit track, “Fergalicious.”
“Fergalicious definition, make them boys go loco/ They want my treasure, so they get their pleasure from my photo/ You can see me, you can’t squeeze me, I ain’t easy, I ain’t sleazy/ I got reasons why I tease ‘em, boys just come and go like seasons,” the BEP frontwoman rhymes.
While neither women are MCs and there will be no lyrical swords crossing anytime soon, both pop-hop artists have staked their claim in their creative genre. But who’s in the lead? Tweet us at @MTVRapFix or tell us in a comment below!