Rapper Lauryn Hill‘s newest single, “Neurotic Society,” is bloated with controversial lyrics. But who doesn’t like a little controversy every now and then?
Even with all the negative press, Hill hasn’t wavered in her defense of the song, which makes stand-alone references to “drag queens,” “girl men” and “social transvestism” as cogs in the wheel of social decay.
However, the rapper took to her Tumblr page to clarify that she did not target the LGBT community or any group in particular. Instead, she was “targeting everyone in our society who hides behind neurotic behavior rather than deal with it.”
In her post, she writes:
“Neurotic Society is a song about people not being, or not being able to be, who and what they truly are, due to the current social construct. I am not targeting any particular group of people, but rather targeting everyone in our society who hides behind neurotic behavior, rather than deal with it.
The world we live in now is, in many ways, an abhorrent distortion, an accumulation of generations and generations of response to negative stimuli. Many don’t even have a concept of what normal is, by virtue of having lived afraid, ashamed, as victims of abuse, or inadequately handled for so long. I believe in coming up from under that fear and allowing the psyche/soul to truly heal. I understand that healing is a process, but I also believe that it is our responsibility to seriously care for ourselves, so that we can extend that level of concern for others and positively affect our environment.
I want what is best for Humanity. Humanity, aligned with the Spiritual principles, that help each individual conquer fear, and transcend limited circumstance. I believe in healing and dealing with the traumatizing events of our lives, both in this lifetime, as well as those passed down to us, or inherited, so we can live as fully as possible.
The whole world suffers from a lack of honest dialogue. Character and integrity have suffered at the hands of political correctness and corporate agenda, while our society moves further and further towards unhealthiness and breakdown. I oppose these trends.”