Missy Elliott confirms that the tweet hit “Oops (Oh My)” has a very completely different which means than many assume
Roommate, in 2002, Tweet and Missy Elliott gave us a classic bop courtesy of the song “Oops (Oh My)” – and while many have long assumed they knew what the song was about, Missy only has confirms that they are wrong. In a recent tweet, Missy Elliott shocked R&B fans when she revealed the backstory about the song … and it’s definitely not what you’re thinking.
Missy Elliott just closed a nearly 20 year old assumption about one of the greatest hits she’s produced. When Missy replied to a fan who commented that Tweet’s song “Oops (Oh My)” was a bop, he went into great detail about what the song was about – and no, it’s not about self-indulgence.
Missy tweeted this fact about the hit from Tweet:
“#Funfact This song was never about masturbation. It was always about her appreciating her dark skin (self-love) when she looked in the mirror. It was the listeners who thought it was sex and just walked with it … They weren’t interested in ruining a good We just let consumers do what they want. “
This strategy seemed to work when the song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2002, thanks in part to provocative lyrics like “Mmm, I looked so good, I couldn’t refuse / I felt so good I had to touch myself” that live along the route alongside other suggestive lines, such as “I’ve watched my thighs, butter pecan brown”.
Meanwhile, fans discovered an earlier clip of Tweet that backed up Missy’s claim, saying that the track wasn’t sexual, but “self-love and appreciation … you know I was really insecure about myself for a while”.
After Tweet learned the lesson that sex sells, she says in the clip that she also liked to have someone interpret it, which fueled her fantasies, even if it was just “a clever way of loving yourself.”
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