Pass Or Play? Jazmine Sullivan Talks Superficiality In New Song “Mascara”
If you ask me, Jazmine Sullivan’s new album Reality Show cannot come fast enough. With the release of every single, I’m getting more and more anxious. First there was “Dumb,” then “Forever Don’t Last Always,” which was everything and now we have “Mascara.”
Sullivan is a true songwriter. Not only will she sing you to sleep about love and relationship woes, she’s equally skilled singing about self esteem and self worth.
In “Mascara,” Jazmine sings as a character who puts her looks before all else. She doesn’t have a job, she just works smarter while the other women work harder. Check out some of the lyrics.
Yeah my hair and my a– fake
But so what?
I get my rent paid with it
And my tits get me trips
To places I can’t pronounce right
He said he’d keep it coming if I keep my body tight
And them b*tches stay mad ’cause I’m living the life
‘Cause I’m living the life
No I ain’t got a job but
I don’t need it when I’m getting
Everything that I want and
Everything that I ask for
I wear that freak ’em dress
Put that in it and
He give me more.
And them b*tches stay mad
Cuz they working so hard
While I’m working so smart
It’s a small price to pay
When you’re living this good
And it keep me in the heels
And it kept me out the hood
Cuz it’s new chicks poppin up everyday
And they want the same thing
Whew! Baby girl said a mouthful and then some with this song. There are far too many women who think and live like this. And putting this pathology into lyric and song form makes it hit home in a different way.
Take a listen to the song in the video below.