Jhene Aiko talks about her infamous "eat the booty like groceries" punchline on "Post To Be".
Jhene Aiko's debut album impacted last year, and while she scored a hit (and Grammy nomination) with lead single, "The Worst", most of her recent radio play has come from her feature on Omarion's surprise smash, "Posed To Be". Jhene decided to go off-brand with her contribution, introducing a playful side of herself we usually don't see on record. One line from her verse in particular inspired a double take from fans --Â âMight let your boy chauffeur me, but he got to eat the booty like groceries.âÂ
In a new interview with Complex, Aiko gave some insight into the hilarious line, revealing that it was actually inspired by Baton Rouge rapper and outspoken anilingus activist, Kevin Gates.
"Just playing with the rhyme scheme. The line of âPost To Beâ reminded me of the Kevin Gates Vines where heâs talking about booty," explained the singer. "I sat down with Micah Powell, who is a writer Iâve worked with for a long time. I sat down with him, and I was like, âWhatever we say, I really want to say something about eating the booty.â He keeps saying in the VinesââYou âposed to eat the booty.â
"Post To Be" ended up being a good opportunity to take a more easy-going approach to songwriting, according to Jhene. "This song was really funny and fun. I didnât really think about it too hard," she said. "I really take my time when I write. With this, I was like, letâs just have fun. I didnât know that it was going to be so popular.People take it different ways. Some people are appalled, some people think itâs funny. I feel like itâs a fun song. Itâs not meant to play at anyoneâs wedding or funeral."