In the hilarious video, the pair gave the unfiltered reaction to chart-topping songs by Travis Scott, Cardi B, Lil Baby & Drake, Sheck Wes
After hearing “Bodak Yellow,” Levert, 76, seemingly commented on Cardi’s feud with Nicki Minaj, who he referred to as “this other girl.” Regarding the song he said, “the young people, they like that [but] the lyrics are just a little bit too explicit for me.”
“I think young people need to tone it down just a little bit on the things they say,” he concluded.
Although Williams, 75, agreed that the Bronx rapper was “an extremely good-looking girl,” he had a differing opinion on her graphic language.
“If she’s over 21, basically she can talk like she wants to talk,” the 75-year-old countered. “That’s what they do and that’s who they are. So, if she’s able to sell the product the way she sang it and the way she’s going about it, I’m down, I’m all for it.”
The singers did not exactly see eye-to-eye on Wes’ single “Mo Bamba,” which Levert called “buffoonery” due to the rapper’s use of the N-word and lyrics about sex and money. While Williams agreed about not liking the context of the song, he added, “he has a right to do it the way he’s doing it.”
The O’Jays final studio album, The Last Word, will be released on April 19. Watch the full segment below.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.