The music industry is making a bounty off of “booty.”

Jason Derulo tells women, “You know what to do with that big fat butt” on his hip-hop hit “Wiggle.”

In “Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj raps, “He don’t like ’em boney, he want something he can grab.”

At the top of Billboard’s Hot 100, newcomer Meghan Trainor du-wops her way through her misguided debut, “All About That Bass,” which she claims is “a song about loving your body … and your booty.”

Now, I’m no musical prude. I rapped along to Sir Mix-A-Lot, Salt-N-Pepa and TLC about butts as a West Coast kid growing up in Seattle.

But if you’re going to market a song as a self-love anthem, you better choose your words carefully.

I felt the same way about “All About That Bass” as I did last summer’s big hit, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” I liked it at first. I jammed out to it in my car.

But after closer examination, the lyrics made my skin crawl a little. In both cases, brushing off skinny-shaming or “rapey” undertones as a joke is a weak response to criticism.

On the surface, “All About That Bass” is a fun pop song with a cool ’50s throwback sound. But each seemingly positive lyric is followed by one that made me go, “Wait a minute …”

“Yeah, my mama, she told me, ‘Don’t worry about your size’/ She says, ‘Boys like a little more booty to hold at night.’ ”

I’m all for mamas teaching their daughters that their weight shouldn’t determine their self-worth, but not with the hook that boys prefer a certain body type.

Chloe Angyal, a senior editor at Feministing, says the song’s message is that you can love your body, but only if men do, too.

“In fact, it’s not really self-acceptance at all if it depends on other people thinking you’re hot. Most of us want to be attractive in the eyes of the people we find attractive – I sure as hell do – and I don’t want to downplay how great that can feel. But the point of loving yourself no matter what is that you love yourself no matter what boys, or anyone else, thinks about your booty.”

It’s a step backwards for body positivity and feminism. Twenty years ago, my early-’90s female rap icons were singing about sex and sexual confidence on their own terms.

Other modern artists have done a better job at promoting self-acceptance – Colbie Caillat with “Try” and Mary Lambert with “Secrets.”

In perhaps the most problematic lyric in “All About That Bass,” Trainor says she’s bringing booty back and skinny girls better take notice.

First of all, booty hasn’t gone anywhere. Secondly, Trainor assures us that she’s “just playin,’ ” but that’s hard to believe.

In response to the backlash over the lyric, she told Billboard she’s not bashing skinny girls, she’s recognizing that they, too, struggle with body image.

However, telling them, “Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top” after mocking them in her song and video comes off as a backhanded compliment.

The body confidence of curvy, average-sized or plus-sized women should not come at the expense of skinny women.

Size 2’s can shake it, too.

Forum reporter Meredith Holt lost over 100 pounds between 2010 and 2012. She will share stories of her weight-loss journey in her column, which runs the first and third Friday of each month in Variety. Readers can reach her at (701) 241-5590.

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