“With this, I was like, ‘Let’s just have fun,’” Jhene Aiko says.
Jhene Aiko broke down her lyrics from the song “Post To Be” in a recent interview with Complex.
“Post To Be” is the second single off of Omarion’s album, Sex Playlist. Aiko and Chris Brown are both featured on the track.
While the men sing about taking someone else’s girl, Jhene Aiko flips the script and harmonizes the actions she might allow someone else’s man to do.
During her verse, Aiko sings, “Might let your boy chauffeur me, but he got to eat the booty like groceries.”
According to Aiko, the anilingus lyric was inspired by Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates.
“When I got the song, obviously I’ve known Omarion since even before he was in B2K,” she says. “I loved the song, and of course I said, yes, that I wanted to do it. Just playing with the rhyme scheme. The line of ‘Post To Be’ reminded me of the Kevin Gates Vines where he’s talking about booty. I sat down with Micah Powell, who is a writer I’ve worked with for a long time. I sat down with him, and I was like, ‘Whatever we say, I really want to say something about eating the booty.’ He keeps saying in the Vines—’You ’posed to eat the booty.’”
Aiko says the song was meant to be playful, and that she didn’t really think about her choice of words too hard. She’s also noticed that each person has reacted to that line in the song differently.
“I really take my time when I write,” she said. “With this, I was like, let’s just have fun. I didn’t know that it was going to be so popular. People take it different ways. Some people are appalled. Some people think it’s funny. I feel like it’s a fun song. It’s not meant to play at anyone’s wedding or funeral.”
Listen to “Post To Be” below:
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