Song of the Day #3,617: ‘Freaky Friday’ – Lil Dicky feat. Chris Brown

Rounding out Billboard’s Top Ten are two songs I have already featured. Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’, which has spent 38 weeks on the chart and 6 weeks at the #1 spot, sits at #9. And Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left to Cry,’ which I wrote about just two weeks ago, is hanging on at #10.

At #11 we have ‘Freaky Friday,’ by comic rapper Lil Dicky. Drawing inspiration from the Lindsay Lohan movie, this song has Lil Dicky and Chris Brown swap bodies and rap as each other.

This is pretty hilarious, in both concept and execution. Great video, too, including the trio of cameos that close it out. Solid work.

BUT… in this #metoo era, when a new celebrity’s career is derailed every other week by accusations of wrongdoing, how is Chris Brown still a thing? Here’s a guy with a history of violence, domestic and otherwise, including beating Rihanna to a pulp the night of the 2009 Grammys. And this isn’t ancient history. As recently as 2016, a woman called the cops on Brown for allegedly threatening her with a gun.

He’s also an apparent homophobe, arrested for assaulting two men who tried to take a picture with him, telling them he’s “not into this gay shit,” and once hitting (and possibly pulling a gun on) Frank Ocean during a parking lot confrontation.

This is not a man who has sought redemption for a troubled past. Contrast him to Mark Wahlberg, who did some pretty horrible things in his teenage years, but served his time, admitted his mistakes and has remained free from controversy ever since. Brown is an unrepentant asshole.

[Intro: Chris Brown]
Lil Dicky, ooh
Mustard on the beat, ho

[Verse 1: Chris Brown]
I woke up Chris Breezy, oh my god I’m the man (oh shit)
I’m so fly and I can dance (whoa, whoa shit)
There’s tattoos on my neck (oh, oh)
I just FaceTimed Kanye (blip, blip)
I told him I’m his biggest fan, yeah (yeah)
Got all these hoes in my DM (yeah, I do)
Holy shit, I got a kid (oh)
Ohh, I can sing so well
Wonder if I can say the n-word (wait for real?)
Wait, can I really say the n-word?
What up, my nigga? (woo) What up, my nigga?
Big ups, my nigga, we up, my nigga
You pussy ass nigga, man, fuck y’all niggas
‘Cause I’m that nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga
I’m that nigga

[Chorus: Chris Brown]
I woke up in Chris Brown’s body (oh yeah)
Somehow this shit turned into Freaky Friday
But we got no choice but to turn this bitch sideways
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)
I can’t believe that it’s Freaky Friday
Yeah, it’s Freaky Friday
I’m in Chris Brown’s body
I drive his Ferrari and I’m light-skinned black

[Verse 2: Lil Dicky]
(Ring ring) What the fuck?
I woke up and I’m Lil Dicky (Lil Dicky?)
Ugh, what the fuck?
This shit is real weak
How his dick staying perched up on his balls like that?
Walking down the street and ain’t nobody know my name (whoa)
Ain’t no paparazzi flashing pictures, this is great (whoa)
Ain’t nobody judging ’cause I’m black or my controversial past
I’ma go and see a movie and relax (woo)
Ayy, I’m a Blood but I can finally wear blue (cool)
Why his momma calling all the time?
Leave me the fuck alone, bitch
Wait, if I’m in Dicky’s body, Breezy is who?
Hope my daughter’s in school
Fuck, if I was Chris Brown, where would I be?
What would I do?

[Chorus: Chris Brown]
I woke up in Chris Brown’s body (oh yeah)
Somehow this shit turned into Freaky Friday
But we got no choice but to turn this bitch sideways
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)
I can’t believe that it’s Freaky Friday
Yeah, it’s Freaky Friday
I’m in Chris Brown’s body
I look at my soft dick with delight, it’s my dream dick

[Verse 3: Lil Dicky & Chris Brown]
If I was Lil Dicky in my body, where would I be?
I’m tryna to find myself like an introspective monk
I’m balling on the court, oh my god I can dunk
Snap a flick of my junk
My dick is trending on Twitter? Fuck
Now I’m at the club, I talked my way into getting in
I look up in the VIP, my goodness there I am
I signal to him to let me in but he won’t let me in
I don’t know who that is
Wait, who the fuck he think he is?
Took a glass bottle, shatter it on the bouncer’s head (woo)
Walked up to that motherfucker
Wait, think it through for a sec
If you hurting me then you only hurting yourself
But wait, I love myself
That was the key, now we’re switching back

[Chorus: Chris Brown]
I woke up in Chris Brown’s body (oh yeah)
Somehow this shit turned into Freaky Friday
But we got no choice but to turn this bitch sideways
(I can’t believe)
I can’t believe that it’s Freaky Friday

[Outro]
Lil Dicky: Wait, what the fuck?
Ed Sheeran: And now I’m in Ed Sheeran’s body
It’s way less cool than being Chris Brown was
Lil Dicky: What the fuck again?
DJ Khaled: I’m DJ Khaled
Why am I yelling?
Kendall Jenner: Huh, I’m Kendall Jenner
I got a vagina, I’m gonna explore that right now (woo, woo)
Holy shit, I got a vagina (uh), I’m gonna learn
I’m gonna understand the inner workings of a woman

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,617: ‘Freaky Friday’ – Lil Dicky feat. Chris Brown

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Funny song and video, but I’m with you on Chris Brown.

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