The 37-year-old “Today” host shared her experience on the morning show Wednesday after her co-host Carson Daly revealed his 10-year-old son Jackson likes rap music, making it “tough” for him as a parent because of “the bad words.”
“My dad was always so good about letting us listen to the music we wanted to,” Hager explained, sharing one of the first CDs she’s ever purchased with her own money was by Kurt Cobain-fronted grunge band Nirvana.
While Hager couldn’t recall which CD it was, Daly, 45, suggested it might have been the group’s last album, titled “In Utero,” which was released in 1993.
“There was a really bad song on it, which I’ll tell you during commercial, but my dad heard it,” said Hager. “And my dad heard me playing it on my little Discman or whatever CD player.”
Daly said he suspected which song his co-star was referring to and pointed out he could understand why the partriach, now 72 was horrified at the time.
“Oh my gosh, if it’s the song I am thinking of… the future leader of the free world listening to you listen to that,” said Daly. “That’s terrifying.”
“Yes, he was terrified,” the former first daughter confirmed.
“What he’d do?” asked Daly.
“He broke the CD over his leg,” said Hager. “He never was mad like that. But this particular song really encourages, you know, I mean to hear your little daughter listen to it, you know what I’m thinking of.”
The song was "rape me".