Im dating a stripper
Last year, T-Pain recorded the most popular Tiny Desk Concert in NPR history, accompanied by a lone keyboard player and joking that his Auto-Tune had been surgically inserted."Buy U a Drank" unplugged turned out to be a smash with NPR listeners.It directly led to the rise of (and subsequent call for the death of) Auto-Tune, cemented the end of rock's reign over stripper anthems, and heralded a new, rich era of songs about the feelings and activities inspired by looking at naked women dance.That's a lot to lay on one single, but the reaction it received bears out its impact.Probably even "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Dancer)" couldn't pass muster.
It resembles nothing so much as a strip club customer who goes on a tirade about how much he dislikes surgically augmented bodies even though he would not for one second stand for a woman who decided to leave her body hair in its authentic state.
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of T-Pain's debut album and the one-year anniversary of his appearance, NPR invited him back last week for a command performance.
"I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)" didn't make the cut either time.
But it stands up well in the field of slow and sentimental stripper songs, like Wyclef Jean's "Perfect Gentleman" and Usher's "I Don't Mind".
"I'm 'n Luv" lacks the condescension in those—"Just cause she dances go-go/ It don't make her a ho, no." "I don't mind if you dance on a pole/ That don't make you a ho." Oh, thanks, that's awfully big of you, fellas.
The term itself would remain obscure enough to a general audience that the found it necessary to run a brief explainer in 2011, prompted by Super Bowl coverage that referred to the extracurricular activities of athletes.