You know those stories where you come across an isolated fact and think, ‘this can’t be real’, and then dig a little deeper and realise it IS real?
This, for me, is one of those stories.
Lil Yachty has explained an utterly confounding line on his recently released track ‘Peek A Boo‘, in which he wraps “she blow that dick like a cello.”
Now I’m no expect, but if you’re blowing a cello you’re probably cocking the whole thing up, and not to kink shame but ditto for dicks.
The rapper has now explained in an interview with Genius (yes, the lyric website) that he simply got a bit mixed-up – thanks to iconic cartoon character Squidward.
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“OK, let’s stop for a second,” he says. “Before you come at me, I’mma let you know. I’ma blame my A&R. Because he listened to that song many times and he allowed me to say that. I guess for a second I thought a cello was a woodwind instrument and it is not. Okay. And nobody ever said shit. … Nobody ever pulled up a pic and said, “Hey man. I don’t know if you know what this is, but it ain’t that.” … I fucked up. I thought Squidward played the cello. He don’t. That’s a flute. I fucked up.”
Where do I begin. Possibly with the little fact that Squidward, Spongebob‘s consistently aggrieved next-door neighbour, PLAYS A CLARINET.
This fact has not yet been lost on the wider internet, which is almost exclusively made up of former band dorks and/or Spongebob nerds.
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Then there’s the fact that nobody – not one person – noticed this lyric and thought, hang about. It’s abundantly clear that Lil Yachty is surrounded by yes men and cello-n00bs.
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