Sisqo Called, and He Has Answers


After years of mystery and confusion, Sisqo has finally cleared up the meaning of his lyrics in 1999’s “Thong Song.” The line “she had dumps like a truck” is apparently in fact about butts, and not really large dumps:

That would mean I was some kind of fecal freak… What I was really referring to was — a dump truck when it backs up, it’s like, ‘beep, beep beep.’ So, ‘she had dumps like a dump truck’ is, like, when girls do a booty dance move and they look back at their butt. She’s like a dump truck back-back-backing it up.

Kind of a bizarre picture to paint, but who are we to question a line in an ode to women’s underwear?

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →