"I fucked up. I thought Squidward played the cello."
"She blow that dick like a cello," he raps on the song, causing musicians everywhere to scratch their heads. After careful consideration, the line seems to indicate that the rapper is either being trollishly absurd or simply doesn't know what a cello is. Thankfully, Yachty was kind enough to explain the line in an interview with Genius.
"OK, let’s stop for a second," he said, sensing that he was about to be called out for the mix-up. "Before you come at me, I'ma let you know. I'ma blame my A&R. Because he listened to that song many times and he allowed me to say that."
After (justifiably) throwing his team under the bus, Yachty revealed that he momentarily confused a cello for a clarinet. "I guess for a second, I thought a cello was a woodwind instrument and it is not. 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." Unfortunately, he then misclassified the instrument once again (or quite possibly just misremembered the instrument the character played). "That’s a flute. I fucked up."
After people continued to give the rapper a hard time for his knowledge of woodwinds, Yachty took to Twitter to let fans know he was aware of what a clarinet is.
My man Squidward didn't practice clarinet day in and day out for Lil Yachty to call it a cello and flute https://t.co/5fXk2g9yoM— kenna (@DirtyWasilewski) May 28, 2017
squidward plays the clarinet ???????? not a flute ???????? YOU STILL WRONG LIL YACHTY https://t.co/i7sxSKaY8C— hi im bre ✨ (@breanna_olivia_) May 28, 2017
Squid ward plays clarinet... I got it world lmao.— lil boat kot 5.26.17 (@lilyachty) May 28, 2017
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