Miley Cyrus Updated The Santa Baby Lyrics For The
"Santa baby, Id love to know my ass wont get grabbed
By some ignorant jerk
Tell the dirtbags, to put away their chimneys tonight."
This year the lyrics to Christmas classics like "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" have been called into question. Thursday night on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Miley Cyrus made some changes of her own to "Santa Baby."
The original, released by Eartha Kitt in 1953, was a little racy, as Cyrus points out to Fallon before they go on stage to perform. "I think I might need to change some of these lyrics," she decided. "Am I saying I'm going to hook up with Santa if he buys me all this stuff?"
The pop singer decided to take matters into her own hands and altered the lyrics for the #MeToo era. What made the skit more hilarious, however, was that Fallon and pal Mark Ronson didn't get the memo. They continued to perform planned movements to the original lyrics and tried to keep up with the numerous changes Cyrus made.
Her revised version, though, is much more empowered. Miley doesn't need Santa to buy her these things because she makes her own money! "Don't want diamonds, cash, or stuff," she sings midway through her version. "Nothing that comes in a box. No more fluff. I've had enough. And I can buy my own damn stuff."
She also adds in some lyrics about the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. "A girl's best friend is equal pay," she says, before addressing workplace harassment. "Santa Baby, I'd love to know my ass won't get grabbed at work by some ignorant jerk."
These are lyrics we can get behind. Watch Cyrus perform her version of "Santa Baby" for yourself, below.
This song is one of a few holiday tunes our culture is revisiting from a post-MeToo lens. Another example is "Baby It's Cold Outside," which is about a man who tries to stop a woman from leaving his house even though it seems that she wants to.
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