We all make blunders. It’s part of being human. Thankfully for most of us, our blunders are never recorded, pressed to millions of records, tapes and CDs, and distributed around the world. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for rappers.
Here are five bad blunders that we are amazed no one in the recording sessions caught and made them do over.
Keith Murray “Fatty Girl”
Horrible lyrical blunder: We gas those up like full service / and keep ’em drunk like Kathy Lee Curtis
The Problem: Well, we know Kathy Lee Gifford. We also know Jamie Lee Curtis. We aren’t quite sure who Keith is referring to here. (OK, OK, it’s actually pretty obvious he was referring to Kathy Lee Gifford, who frequently used to appear to be inebriated during her stint on the “Today” show.)
Lil Kim on Mary J. Blige’s “I Can Love You Better”
Horrible lyrical blunder: Dippin’ on your Ninja Honda with Tanisha and Rhonda…”
The Problem: The Queen Bee had her bike manufacturers mixed up as the popular Ninja motorcycle she referenced was made by Kawasaki, not Honda. Although it was probably difficult to find a name to fit the bar that rhymed with Kawasaki.
Greg Nice “Funky for You”
Horrible lyrical blunder: Dizzy Gillespie plays the sax …
Foxy Brown “Affirmative Action”
Horrible lyrical blunder: 32 grams raw, chop it in half, get 16, double it times 3, we got 48 which means a whole lot of cream, divide the profit by 4, subtract it by 8, we back to 16 …
The Problem: That doesn’t add up. Run through it on your calculator, we’ll wait. (The problem with this lyric is things get murky with the “double it times 3” part. You double 16 three times then you get 96, but Foxy’s math seems to get 48, which leads us to believe she multiplied her 16 times 3.) In any event, it makes the list for simply being confusing.
Warren G “What’s Next”
Horrible lyrical blunder: What’s next? What’s next? What’s N X E T?
The problem: If you don’t see it, then we can’t help you.