Shaggy is a heaping (and underrated) discography.
For years, I thought it was about cheating, but apparently, it isn’t.
In an interview with People, Shaggy cleared the air.
“It was a big misconception with that song because that song is not a cheating song. It’s an anti-cheating song. It’s just that nobody listened to the record until the end,” he said.
“There’s a part in the record where it’s a conversation between two guys and you have a guy, which is me at that point, giving bad advice, like, ‘Yo, bro, how can you get caught? Just tell her, ‘It wasn’t me,” and then finally, the boy says, ‘I’m going to tell her I’m sorry for the pain I caused. I’m listening to your argument, it Makes no sense. Going to tell him I’m sorry for the pain he caused me. You may think you’re a player, but you’re a complete loser.”
“Nobody listens to that part! That’s what the song says. But everybody’s just stuck on, ‘It wasn’t me, it wasn’t me.’ It’s an anti-cheating song,” he said.
“No one really buys into that, and I keep explaining it to people. Then, they listen to it back and say, ‘Oh man, I totally missed it.'”
An “anti-cheating” song? News to me!