Who knew? There are always those certain songs that you sang as a kid, and realized what you were actually really saying years later. Or, you interpret a song a certain way, but it may have been created with another message in mind.
After years of fans running with the narrative that singer Tweet’s hit single, “Oops (Oh My)” was about masturbation, Missy Elliott decided it was finally time to debunk that particular breakdown.
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On Monday (Jan. 4), a fan posted a clip of Tweet’s 2002 music video with the caption, “Tweet said masturbation but make it a bop,” eliciting a response from Missy herself.
Missy took noticed and responded by saying on Twitter, “#Funfact this song was never bout masturbation,” Elliott revealed. “It was always about her appreciating her dark skin (self-love) when she looked in the mirror. It was the listeners that thought it was about sex & just ran with it… & we just let the consumers mind create what they wanted.”
“Oops (Oh My)” was the lead single from Tweet’s 2002 debut album Hummingbird and peaked to number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
After all these years, what did you think the song was actually about? Let us know on social media!
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