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Christian mom's rant at rap lyrics, set to music, sounds perfect

Technically Incorrect: In a viral video, she objects to the lyrics of Vince Staples' "Norf Norf." Then her video itself becomes a rap track.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


She gives rap a bad rap.

TwoEvils Lesser/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

The web giveth and the web taketh away.

Sometimes the web even createth something new.

More than 800,000 people have already enjoyed a YouTube video in which a mom who says she normally listens to Christian radio rails against the lyrics of "Norf Norf" by Vince Staples.

The video was originally posted in early September by Krystle Partido of Woodward, Oklahoma, to her Facebook page, but somehow slipped out to a wider audience.

"Norf Norf," should you not have encountered it, is a rap song. It contains the sort of lyrics that are sometimes heard in rap songs. This mom says her local radio station played it.

The "Norf Norf" lyrics don't please this mom, even if they're bleeped on the radio. They make her cry.

"My 11-year-old daughter listens to this radio station," she said. She then begins to recite the lyrics. With feeling. It's a feeling that isn't very good.

"I remember listening to the top hits as a kid," she said. "You know, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, and NSYNC. Those were the top hits when I was a kid. Nowadays it's not the same, not the same at all."

No, it isn't. Although the Backstreet Boys are reuniting, so there is that.

Still, now it's popular and with popularity come repercussions. So it is that standup comedian Shaliek S. Jenkins took to Twitter with his own creation. He set some of the mom's words to music.


The effect is -- purely on an artistic level, you understand -- mesmerizing.

For her part, Partido said on Facebook that the radio station had taken "Norf Norf" out of its playlist.

"The DJ even said that he doesn't even think that song should be on the air either. And kudos to me for standing up for my first amendment rights and speaking out against these type of things," she wrote.

For his part, Staples took to Twitter on Thursday to express his thoughts.

Referring to an interview in which he said he'd been misunderstood, Staples tweeted: "What I was saying was that the woman in that video is clearly confused on the context of the song which causes her to be frightened."

In another tweet, he added: "She also, in my opinion, seems to be emotionally unstable. With both those things being said, she has a right to her opinion."

He did, however, defend her: "No person needs to be attacked for their opinion on what they see to be appropriate for their children. They have a right to it."

Partido didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. However, I think she might have a future as a rapper.