‘Kick Een She Back Door’ faces call for radio ban

-accused of promoting rape

The Women and Gender Equality Commission is calling for the banning of two songs from the local airwaves, including Antigua soca band Burning Flames’ controversial “Kick Een She Back Door,” which it says promotes sexual violence against women.

The commission is also calling for a ban on Trinidad soca artist Ravi B’s rum drinking song ‘Prescription,’ which it says fuels gender-based violence.

“We from the commission are asking that the songs should not be played on the airwaves immediately,” Chairperson of the Commission Indra Chandarpal said on Tuesday.
Nicole Cole, a member of the commission, said the Burning Flames song should be banned because it encourages the rape and buggery of women.

Nicole Cole
Nicole Cole

The song begins with a woman’s scream and shouts of “Murder! Murder!” It had won the road march title at Antigua’s Carnival but was subsequently banned because of its lyrics. It has since gained significant airplay here because the band is expected to perform at the Jamzone Summer Break’s regional night, scheduled for next month.

“The song is very disrespectful, despicable, repugnant and downright disgusting to be played on the airwaves,” Cole told a press conference hosted by the commission on Tuesday.

The lyrics from the Burning Flames band’s “Kick Een She Back Door” are as follows:

If she front door lock
And yuh can’t get een
And she bathroom room window lock
And yuh can’t get een
And she bed room window lock
And yuh can’t get een
And she kitchen window lock
And yuh can’t get een
What to do, what to do, what to do

Kick een she back door
Kick een she back door
Kick een she back door
Broke im een
Broke im een
Broke im een
Broke im een
Kick een she back door
Kick een she back door
Kick een she back door
Broke im een
Broke im een
Broke im een
Broke im een

Cole said the commission is asking that the song be banned and for the band not to perform it when he comes to Guyana.
Cole added that she has also embarked on a campaign of going into minibuses and objecting to the song whenever she hears it and educating the drivers and conductors on its lyrics. Unfortunately, many women happily gyrate to the rhythm of the songs and are oblivious to the lyrics.

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