Maybe I’m just getting old, but whenever I turn on the radio or flip channels on TV, a lot of the really popular stuff on there just…confuses me.
This especially goes for rap music. I love the stuff I grew up on: Ice T, NWA, Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, etc.
But when I hear current, HUGELY POPULAR rap artists…I don’t get it. At all.
I guess we all have those kinds of things, right?
People on AskReddit admitted what they just don’t understand the popularity of. Let’s take a look.
1. Same here.
“I don’t really understand influencers.
Like why do they have such big followings?
Why do people obsess over these random people who make their lives look better just for social media?
I don’t get it.”
“Toddlers and Tiaras.
Why is there a bikini competition?
Why are we forcing kids to participate in these terrible pageants just for the entertainment of adult viewers?”
Literally allowing people like Kenneth Copland and Paula White to rake in their money while spitting all over their supposedly sacred Bible.”
4. It’s a mystery.
I have nothing against religion, but why would anyone follow these guys to the point that they would be willing to give them money?
I just can’t wrap my head around why these guys are so rich.”
5. It ain’t reality.
I really don’t understand why people are so obsessed with celebrities to the point of following every single thing they do in their lives.
What do people get out of idolizing some rich people who probably don’t even care about you?”
6. Keep it to yourself.
“Taking videos of yourself crying and posting it online.
Also don’t understand the people who sympathize with them.”
7. Am I hallucinating?
“The Masked Singer.
I just don’t get it…
I saw that show for the first time in the hospital, in the early hours of the morning, hopped up on painkiller and half awake while waiting for an MRI.
Sat there groggily wondering why there were people in fur suits on a reality show and wondering if I was hallucinating or something.”
It is puzzling to me that people will show up at a political rally and scream like they are at a Rolling Stones concert.
Not sure when this all started but it is very weird to me.”
9. Not doing it for you.
“I’m mostly a metalhead. I like some rap. I like even less county, but still some.
I can’t get my head around country rap. My brother goes bananas for it and it’s awful to me.
I haven’t heard anything from the genre that I would consider innovative, thought provoking, or even halfway challenging.
I’m not trying to be a super smart guy here, I don’t have the time to type the pants on head stupid things I listen to when I’m in the mood for the auditory equivalent of Spam and eggs.
But what’s cool about music is you can find people pushing the boundaries in any genre, but country rap reeks of complacency to me.”
10. It is a big hit…
“The Bachelor/The Bachelorette.
I have no idea why the most forward-thinking and progressive people I know regularly tune in to literal objectification every week.”
I have a theory.
They initially got popular because of their TV show. Now, every one on the internet seems to dislike them BUT, in disliking them, people still don’t stop talking about them.
Now when they keep talking about them, they get more popular.”
“Why anyone cares about the British Royal Family.
They are just a bunch a rich people.”
13. I don’t get it.
“Beyoncé, and how talking in a non-positive way about her is sacrilegious.
I once said she was overrated on Instagram and I received literal death threats.”
14. Too much work.
Loud, sticky, claustrophobic. You can’t talk, just drink and dance, which I’m awful at. After 30 mins I’m ready to leave, and I wouldn’t even enjoy it for that short period of time.
I actually feel like I’ve missed out on something that sooo many people love, but you like what you like, and I HATE clubs!”
15. I’m feeling this one!
“Modern hip-hop, trap, mumble rap.
I honestly can’t get into the half-asleep triplet delivery of rappers nowadays, sh*t hit so much better back in the day.”
Okay, now we want to hear from you.
In the comments, tell us what YOU don’t understand the popularity of.
Thanks a lot!