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Jhene Aiko has Kevin Gates to thank for inspiring her naughty one-liner in Omarion‘s “Post to Be” single, in which she famously sings: “Might let your boy chauffeur me, but he got to eat the booty like groceries.”
“When it came to ‘Post to Be,’ Omarion wanted me on the song so we made it happen. They had already written the song except for my part and when we sat down to write it, I was like, this reminds me of those Vine videos that were going around of that guy saying, ‘I eat the booty. I’m supposed to eat the booty,'” Jhene recalls.
She continued, “Then I heard ‘Post to Be’ and I was like, ‘Oh, I should talk about eating the booty.’ Get it? It was like ‘post to’ and ‘supposed to.’ So yeah, that’s really how we came up with the line.”
The singer adds that she was aware that the tune “would be sort of shocking for people and cause a little stir, but I also have a crazy sense of humor and I like to be inappropriate a lot of the times.”
As she continues to work on the follow-up to her debut album, Souled Out, Jhene says that the verse wouldn’t necessarily fit on one of her songs. “You know, it’s a fun song though. I could see if it was one of my own songs and it was a ballad or something, then it would be weird,” she explains. “But the song is fun, so I went along with it.”
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