Lyric analysis: Justin Bieber “Beauty and the Beat”

After hearing Justin Bieber‘s track, Beauty and the Beat featuring Nicki Minaj, I felt compelled to break down the lyrics and show how messed up they are – not that you haven’t already heard it 9 million times already and come to your own conclusions. Take a listen to the track via YouTube below and the lyrics are written out after the video so you can really follow what they are saying.

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Here are the lyrics:

Yeah
Young Money
Nicki Minaj
Justin

Show you off
Tonight I wanna show you off (aye,aye,aye)
What you got
A billion could’ve never bought (aye,aye,aye)

We gonna party like it’s 3012 tonight
I wanna show you all the finer things in life
So just forget about the world, we’re young tonight
I’m coming for ya, I’m coming for ya

Cause all..
I need, is a Beauty and a Beat
Who can make my life complete
It’s all
Bout you, when the music makes you move
Baby do it like you do
Cause

Body rock,
Girl, I can feel your body rock (aye,aye,aye)
Take a bow, you on the hottest ticket now (aye,aye,aye)

We gonna party like it’s 3012 tonight
I wanna show you all the finer things in life
So just forget about the world, we’re young tonight
I’m coming for ya, I’m coming for ya

Cause all..
I need, is a Beauty and a Beat
Who can make my life complete
It’s all..
Bout you, when the music makes you move
Baby do it like you do

[Nicki Minaj]
Uh, Uh
In time, ink lines, b-bitches couldn’t get on my incline
World tour, it’s mine, ten little letters, on a big sign
Justin… Bieber, you know Imma hit ’em with the ether
Buns out, weiner, but I gotta keep an eye out for Selena
Beauty, Beauty and the Beast
Beauty from the east, beautiful confessions of the priest
Beast, beauty from the streets, we don’t get deceased
Every time a beauty on the beats
(Body rock, girl, I wanna feel your body rock)
(Yeah, Yeah, yeah, Let’s go, Let’s go!)

Cause all
I need, is a Beauty and a Beat
Who can make my life complete
It’s all
Bout you, when the music makes you move
Baby do it like you do
Cause

So, now that we have the preparation finished, we can start breaking it down for you and explain the lyrical flaws.

Issue # 1

Why would Justin Bieber so blatantly rip off Ozzy’s “aye,aye,aye” circa Crazy Train? See reference video below.

[youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otdHbA4GlSI” theme=”light”]

Issue # 2

So, you are “…gonna party like it’s 3012 tonight”? Well Justin, in 3012 you will be about 1018 years old which would mean it would be a really lame party since you’d be a corpse unless you plan to be cryogenically frozen like Walt Disney and revived in 3011.
walt disney

 Issue # 3

The lyric “I’m coming for ya” – sexual innuendo alert.

Issue # 4

“World tour, it’s mine, ten little letters, on a big sign” – actually Nicki, it is not your world tour, it is Justin’s assuming that is what you are talking about in this lyric.

Issue # 5

If you are in fact going to “…hit ’em with the ether”, this is what you will actually be doing. Effects of ether: By its rapid evaporation it fills the stomach with its vapour, which is often thrown up by the forcible contractions excited. Its influence is very quickly diffused over the body, causing an increased frequency of pulse, and excitement of the nervous system, especially of the brain, attended with a sense of fulness of the head and feelings of exhilaration. These are followed by drowsiness, and after a short time not infrequently with perspiration, after which the effects pass off with more or less depression. The drowsiness and perspiration sound like legit reactions to tracks like this, although I think Nicki Minaj was trying to think of it in the positive.

Issue # 6

Did Nicki Minaj just call Justin a wiener in the lyric “Buns out, weiner, but I gotta keep an eye out for Selena”?

Issue # 7

As well, aren’t they already broken up which is why you shouldn’t blatantly use your girlfriend’s name in a song when you are only 18.

Issue # 8

Is this song about Selena Gomez? If so, why is she referred to as “the Beauty from the east”? Ummm, she is actually born in Texas.

If you have anything else to add, make sure to pop it in a comment.

26 Comments

  1. To “Issue 8” – Couldn’t Beauty from the East be a reference to Nicki herself and her Indian heritage?

  2. You are so mean. Most of the lyrics of most songs don’t make sense. Don’t make yourself seem like such weirdo. And it’s fine for justin to put her girlfriend’s name in it. What’s wrong? He didn’t know they were gonna break up when he made it. I like his music. Don’t be horrible to him. He’s a nice guy

    • Well, thank you for clarifying that the lyrics were simplistic and rudimentary based on your analysis. Nothing deep here; not that I expected more from Biebs and company. Remember to stay in school, kids…and learn to spell since so many of you are horrid spellers.

  3. Always thought “Buns out, weiner…But I gotta keep an eye out for Selener” meant Nicki wants Justin to do her in the butt, and she doesn’t want “Selener” (Gomez) to catch them, in Nicki’s typical catty-bitch style. As for the rest of Nicki’s rap, she pretty much just strung a bunch of words together that rhymed.

    And I must add, I admire you for your restraint when dealing with angry 11-year-old girls. You’re being pretty nice to them. Which is good, because they don’t yet realize how retarded they are.

  4. A lot of the issues that you stated were kind of questionable. For example, “we’re gonna party like its 3012 tonight does not imply that they are going to be corpses. They are gonna party LIKE its 3012, not they’re gonna party IN 3012.

  5. Issue #4 I’m not sure what ten letters is she talking about… If its world tour, I al pretty sure there are 9 letters… Hope it’s not that… What ten letters are they referring to?

  6. Why can’t anyone just listen to the song and not hate on it. Cultureaddicts, stop meanly replying to everything anyone says that isn’t your own opinion. You sound like a 9-year old.

  7. Guys u rock ri8 i mean Selene doesn’t deserves it maybe nicki needs to have little bit of control over herself

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