A new song that features a woman rapping about “murdering” the baby in her womb set social media ablaze this week. Artist Tnfw Nique’s single “B.D.F. (Baby Daddy Free)” is a spinoff of GloRilla’s breakout hit “F.N.F.” which some celebrities are calling “song of the year.” In “F.N.F.,” short for “fuck n***a free,” GloRilla celebrates her status as a single woman, liberated from the commitment and emotional burden of an unfaithful partner.
Tnfw Nique’s “B.D.F.” taps into the same spirit of independence by adding the responsibility of parenting into the hypothetical dilemma. The song’s chorus includes the following lyrics:
F-R-E-E Baby daddy free
That means I ain’t got a n***a baby coming out of me
So I’m A-B-O-R-T-I-N-G
On the way to the clinic, I forgot the Plan B
Let’s GOOOO. B*tch I got murder on my mind
I'm BDF, baby daddy free. I ain't got a baby coming out of me so I'm A-B-O-R-T-ING.
In the music video, a Planned Parenthood sign is prominently featured in the background behind Tnfw Nique.
SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSE
The song drew outrage from many pro-life advocates. On Instagram, Live Action called it “Pure evil.” Responding to Live Action’s post, popular pro-life advocate Abby Johnson wrote: “Sooo, it’s murder now? Glad we are on the same page.”
Not everyone repudiated the lyrics, however. “This song is the greatest achievement in American music history,” read one tweet that garnered nearly 24,000 likes and retweets. Others suggested Tnfw Nique should win a Grammy for the song.
“Honestly, Planned Parenthood needs to set her up with a branding deal,” one viral tweet read.
Speaking for herself, Tnfw Nique expressed surprise at the song’s popularity, tweeting: “Y’all why the hell BDF so damn viral but I’m shadow banned so thanks for the free promo mfs I said what I said I’m baby daddy free.” Tnfw Nique did not immediately respond to The Florida Standard’s request for an interview.
“NO ONE CELEBRATES ABORTION”
“B.D.F.” provides fodder for pro-lifers who lament the jubilant tone common in progressive rhetoric on abortion. Pro-choice advocates have long contended that no one celebrates abortion, despite women’s marches that attract thousands in cities across the country. In 2020, CNN columnist Jeff Yang blasted the claim as “right-wing slander with no basis in reality.”
The Washington Examiner compiled a short list of examples, rebutting Yang, writing:
Last year, when New York legalized late-term abortions, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo had the spire at One World Trade Center lit in pink.
At the Golden Globes this year, actress Michelle Williams gushed that she would never have been able to win that little golden trophy “without employing a woman’s right to choose.”
Actress Lena Dunham has abortion fomo (fear of missing out). A few years ago, Dunham said that she wished she had had an abortion since that would strengthen her commitment to the pro-abortion cause.
Miley Cyrus announced a collaboration with Planned Parenthood by posting a picture of her licking a cake that reads, “ABORTION IS HEALTHCARE.”
In a photo series about women who have had abortions, Gloria Steinem grins and raises her hands while wearing a shirt that proclaims, “I had an abortion.”
ABORTION AS MURDER
As it relates to abortion, the term “murder” raises questions as to whether or not women who solicit and receive abortions should be held accountable under the law. This is one area in which most pro-choice and pro-life organizations are aligned. Unsurprisingly, pro-choice advocates consider the idea outrageous, given their argument that women have the right to “terminate their pregnancy.”
However, the pro-life movement, despite arguing that life begins at conception, also opposes criminalizing mothers. In the past, pro-life organizations have staunchly opposed bills that propose equal protection under the law for preborn children. In May, National Right to Life (NRLC), America’s largest pro-life organization, published an open letter urging lawmakers not to criminalize mothers. The letter, signed by leaders with more than 70 additional pro-life groups, called mothers “victims of abortion,” but did not address the issue of self-administered abortions in which a mother terminates the fetus without help from a physician.
Days before the letter was published, NRLC’s Louisiana chapter denounced a state bill that would have extended equal protection under the law for preborn children by classifying abortion as a homicide.
“WE NEED AN EXORCISM”
In his reaction to the video, pundit Jason Whitlock pointed to fatherless homes and longstanding themes prominent in the music industry.
“I’m embarrassed about my role in any of this, because the music I used to love and listen to constantly was a gateway drug to what that woman is rapping about,” he said. “If Dr. Dre is rapping about [how] he never hesitates to kill another black man, it was only another matter of time until a female rapper put out a song about never hesitating to kill a baby in the womb.”
Whitlock, who was once signed on to lead ESPN’s black-interest site The Undefeated, called for an act of spiritual intervention as a solution.
“We need an exorcism,” Whitlock said on his podcast. “There’s a demonic, satanic spirit that has gotten a hold of our young people. All these people growing up without fathers in the home. [When] you reject God’s plan, his family structure, his order, his commands, there is a price you’re going to pay for that. And we’re paying that price.”