Jennifer Lopez's Booty Inspired "Baby Got Back," But Should She Be Flattered or Insulted?
Thanks to Kim Kardashian's Paper magazine cover, where she went completely nude causing the Internet to break, we can't stop talking about butts. Well, in the spirit of big booties, let's turn the focus to Jennifer Lopez. Apparently, Jennifer Lopez was the inspiration behind "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Per TMZ, ever since he first saw her as a Fly Girl on In Living Color, Mix-a-Lot couldn't get her butt out of his head and used it as his muse. Also, Sir Mix-a-Lot still thinks J. Lo's behind is the booty of all booties.
As nice as it is to be the focus of someone's song, I'm not sure if J. Lo should be flattered or insulted by this declaration. It's no secret that Lopez loves her curves and butt. I mean, she just released a song with Iggy Azalea called "Booty" featuring A LOT of booty shaking. She believes through her video she and Iggy were "owning the booty." As she declared, "This is good for women. You have to know that you don't disappear after you're 28 years old. You can be here, you can be vital and young and sexy and feel good about yourself."
As we all know, the "Baby Got Back" lyrics aren't sweet and innocent. They're somewhat offensive to women. One line reads: "So I'm lookin' at rock videos/Knock-kneeded bimbos walkin' like hoes." Now, I'm not saying the entire song is about Lopez, and I'm pretty sure she didn't have any direct relation in creating the song and video. With that said, do you think she'd want to be associated with a song that some women see as disgusting and insulting?
I'm not sure. She could have a combination of feelings, but based on her "Booty" video and her comments on "owning" the butt, I'd say she's probably flattered to be Sir Mix-a-Lot's inspiration and that he's embracing big butts as a beautiful thing.