Tweet and Missy Elliott weren’t singing about self-pleasure in any respect (Image: WMG, YouTube, Getty)
Missy Elliott has simply modified every thing we thought we knew about an iconic 00s track, Tweet’s hit single Oh My, by revealing that it was by no means about masturbation.
Launched in 2002, Oh My turned an absolute bop and was co-written by Missy and Tweet with Timbaland delivering one other world-class manufacturing.
To most of us 00s youngsters, it appeared fairly apparent as to what Tweet was singing about with blatant lyrics corresponding to: ‘Mmm, I used to be trying so good, I couldn’t reject myself / I used to be feeling so good, I needed to contact myself.’
Absolutely it doesn’t get extra clear than that?
Mistaken. When a fan tweeted a clip of the music video with the caption: ‘Tweet mentioned masturbation however make it a bop,’ Missy splashed chilly water over the idea.
Clarifying what she and Tweet supposed in – paradoxically – a tweet, Missy instructed her followers: ‘#Funfact this track was by no means bout Masturbation it was at all times about her appreciating her Darkish Pores and skin (Self Love)when she regarded within the mirror it was the listeners that thought it was about intercourse & simply ran with it… & we simply let the customers thoughts create what they needed.’
So principally we’ve all had our heads within the gutter for the previous 18 years.
Nevertheless trying again now, it type of is smart as different lyrics on Oh My embody: ‘I used to be eyeing my thighs, butter pecan brown.’
The reality was there the entire time.
Reacting to the revelation, one Missy fan joked: ‘The lyrics undoubtedly mentioned she took her garments off and touched her self…. if this track didn’t describe masturbation idk what it was talm bout [sic].’
‘Now that you simply say it I hear it wow all alongside I believed it was feeling one’s self in a sexual means however not it was literal!’ one other realised.
Sharing their principle, one fan weighed in: ‘Soooo it’s not about each? I believed she cherished what she noticed of herself a lot that she couldn’t resist touching herself.’
One other listener mentioned: ‘Hahaha some individuals was actually digging for soiled ideas with that track then. I used to be nearly in my teenagers when i heard this and that i by no means thought it was about intercourse. I at all times thought it was a couple of lady feeling good about herself. That was the vibe i felt. Tweet might SANG.’
Oh My peaked at quantity seven on the US Billboard Sizzling 100 chart whereas topping the R&B/Hip Hop countdown. It carried out barely higher within the UK after hovering to quantity 5.
Tweet, actual identify Charlene Keys, launched her critically-acclaimed debut album Southern Hummingbird in 2002 and can be greatest identified for the songs Name Me and Boogie 2nite.