A common way to talk to kids about uncomfortable topics involves making up an elaborate metaphor — like those tired old birds and bees. Which is why Lil Mama, the diva behind your hopefully-not-forgotten 2007 anthem “Lip Gloss,” is dropping some words of wisdom about safe sex masked in allegory about breakfast food in her new song, “Sausage.”
The metaphor is pretty transparent — the hook is literally, “You better use a condom if you taking that sausage.” But credit where credit is due to the ironically-named Lil Mama: There’s no room for subtlety when promoting safe sex for youth! (Who are — surprise — having sex.)
So, take it from Lil Mama, kids: If you want to really enjoy your breakfast (and take control of your reproductive health), wrap up those sausages!
And, because it’s Friday and it can’t hurt, let’s all take a moment to enjoy her original hit: