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Baby Got Back: an oral history

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by basso, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. basso

    basso Contributing Member

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    I've had the pleasure of briefly meeting Anthony a couple of times- he grew up with a good friend of mine- nice guy, very smart.

    [rquoter]Sir Mix-a-Lot: There was one event that really made me think that I should do a song about this, which was irritating the **** out of me. Amy and I were at a hotel on tour, when we saw one of the Spuds MacKenzie ads for Budweiser during the Super Bowl. You’d see these girls in the ad: Each one was shaped like a stop sign, with big hair [and] straight up-and-down bird legs. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I was so sick of that ****. Now, Amy never said anything about all this until she realized I was so in favor of her physique. She was an actress, and she started admitting that she felt like she lost a lot of parts because of her hourglass figure. I knew for a fact that many artists felt that if they didn’t use a skinny-model-type woman in their video, then mainstream America would reject the song. But I do not agree with that: If you look at Dolly Parton at her peak, a lot of white guys were like “daammn!” At the same time, when I did casting calls for videos, curvy women wouldn’t show up. They thought they didn’t have a chance. Unless you were in the hood, women who had curves — and I’m not talking about women who are shaped like me, with a gut, but women who ran five miles a day, with a washboard, six-pack stomach and a nice round, beautiful, supple ass — wore sweaters around their waist! Bottom line: Black men like curves. When they’re crooning to women about how beautiful they are in an R&B song, the ladies you see in the video don’t reflect what those guys like. Every time an R&B video was on, I heard women say, “I just saw him down in Oakland, and his girls wasn’t like that.” That made me think that this was more than a funny song, and it wrote itself.[/rquoter]

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  2. K mf G

    K mf G Contributing Member

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    thank you sir mix a lot
     
  3. boomboom

    boomboom I GOT 99 PROBLEMS
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    My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hun.
     
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    Whatever you say wormy.
     
  5. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
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    great find, basso. Thanks for sharing.

    It's good to take a look ... um, back, and it's fun to hear Mixalot's thinking at the time.
     

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