No Scrubs: An Analysis

okay, i got like 10 minutes...  

the song no scrubs by TLC came out like twenty years ago or something. it talks about a broke ass trying to holla at them.  superficially, this might seem like, "wtf ho, all you want is money?" and sure, for the brainlet broke-ass scrub, that's what they seem to say.  

HOT TAKE:  These are women who have been telling you what women want for years and years, and its about not being a loser who sits around doing jack shit and complaining about all the things they don't have.

A scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly And is also known as a buster. Always talkin’ about what he wants, and just sits on his broke ass, So (no)...
— "No Scrubs", TLC

Right off the bat, this is the context.  So, drop all the Pick-up Artist shit, and stop being a loser.  Focus on your aspirations and take care of your body and mind.  

Alright, i gotta go to work and not be a broke shithead loser, lol. 

later, kings.

-ya boy