The Story In The Song - Jessie J – Price-tag

Preston, England
December 3, 2015 11:54am CST
Featuring B O B A song from 2011 that seems superficially quite radical and anti-consumer-capitalist society by a singer who has heavily pampered to the very values her best known hit is so dismissive towards. Jessie J is now one of Britain's highest paid A-List stage performers. She rapidly sold out on the radical anti-capitalist anti-consumer culture of the very song that made her name. The high production values video for Price-tag itself sees Jessie J go through several glamorous costume changes, and wears her own bling, while she tells us all off for obsessing about prices, bling, etc. She just wants a party and a world that lives for garage music. (how vacuous). She is dismissive of gangsta rap's treatment of women as possessions for sexist creeps, but she has been criticized for her own wealthy glamorous lifestyle running counter to the song's message of simple happy values. She is dismissive of people living for the sales and shop-bargains but her own glamour is a style many fans try to copy. The song on Youtube - Arthur Chappell
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@wiLLmaH (8147)
• Singapore, Singapore
4 Dec 15
The video and lyrics opposing to each other.
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• Preston, England
4 Dec 15
yes it is a total contradiction - not even ironic - just very mixed up messages
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@wiLLmaH (8147)
• Singapore, Singapore
5 Dec 15
@arthurchappell You bet! Well, I like the lyrics and maybe it is better to listen to it than watch its MTV.
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• Preston, England
5 Dec 15
@wiLLmaH it is a great song - just a shame the singer missed the point of it herself
@salonga (27762)
• Philippines
3 Dec 15
I am not familiar with Jessie J. Sorry for my ignorance but thanks for the link. At least now, I know.
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@Susan2015 (16828)
• United States
3 Dec 15
I have always liked that song a lot. She must not have simple and inexpensive values.
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