Tyga's latest music video, Stimulated, is getting all kinds of attention. But the explosive reactions it's earning doesn't come as a surprise given that he's one half of the most talked about celebrity relationships of the moment – a subject that his recent track doesn't shy away from addressing. The song features controversial lyrics such as "They say she young, I should've waited / She a big girl, dog, when she stimulated", "I'm puttin' in, I'm penetratin'" and "Might take her home, gon' and dinner plate it". Yet it wasn't just the lyrics that got everyone in a frenzy: this was more to do with the appearance of Kylie Jenner in the video.
They've been romantically linked since a year ago, but since then, neither Tyga or Jenner have ever officially confirmed they were an item. The stars appeared to have a change of heart as soon as the youngest of the Kardashian clan turned 18 last month (10 August 2015), beginning with the 25-year old rapper ostentatiously buying her a Ferrari as a birthday gift, followed by the pair being constantly snapped holding hands and sharing intimate moments.
The young couple have always been regarded as controversial given their seven-year age gap, even before the reality star's recent birthday – particularly as most people are convinced that they were a couple when Jenner was just 17. Neither the new song or its video have done much to dispel such perceptions of their relationship. Writing for Teen Vogue, journalist Casey Lewis suggested that Tyga is glorifying the idea with his latest single.
"Throughout the song, he's essentially peacocking, showing off to other men that he's 'scooped up' a minor. He says she's a 'big girl' (what can only be interpreted as being old enough to have the ability to consent) when she's 'stimulated'. It's not a long shot to say that Stimulated sounds a little like justification for statutory rape. It's one thing to conduct her relationship, but it's another to support a man who boasts about bringing a girl to bed before she's legally able to consent."
Other viewers of the video disapproved, too, with many people taking to Twitter to share their opinion, some branding the combination of lyrics and video as "disturbing" and "creepy", with one user writing, "I feel so gross after watching Tyga's Stimulated music video".
Even Tyga's ex and mother of his child Blac Chyna responded to the video, suggesting that Jenner could do with some "kissing lessons" in light of the "amateurish" nature of the kissing scenes in the clip.
Not everyone was negative, however. Some Tyga fans chose to ignore the subject of the video altogether, opting to simply talk about the song. One wrote, "Stimulated is actually really good track !!!," while others enjoyed both the track and the song, tweeting: "#Stimulated is amazing! I love it. And the fact that Kylie is in it makes it better. I f*****g love it."
Since it went online over the weekend, the video has already reached 2.5m views on YouTube, with the majority of people giving the clip a 'thumbs up' rather than the alternative of a 'dislike' or 'thumbs down'. However, the comments on the video platform don't seem to be quite so positive. A handful of commenters made a reference as to Tyga wearing his "mental age on his head" in the video, as he can be seen wearing a cap that says 'twelve' on it. Others wrote that the song made them feel "uncomfortable".
YouTube user Coldplay Gal said, "Oddly enough he uses a song named Children by Robert Miles in the background. Way to ruin a classic with disgusting and vile lyrics", but Angela K supported both the video and the on-screen couple's connection, saying, "I think they're cute and there's nothing wrong with their relationship. Tyga made a song for girlfriend, get over it. Y'all just jealous."