Sisqó dropped ‘The Thong Song’ back in February of 2000 but I remember it as if it was yesterday. Al Gore and Bill Clinton had just steered the country through our terrifying ‘Y2K scare’ where everyone thought the Internet was going to fail because of some oversight in programming, or at least that’s how it was explained to me back then. Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys were dominating MTV’s Total Request Live with Carson Daly. And me, I was drinking out of kegs at what we used to call ‘Big Cup’ parties because we’d go to 7-Eleven ahead of time and pick up those massive 40oz Big Gulp cups to fill with beer. I’m not saying that Sisqó was THE anthem of 2000 because TLC had ‘No Scrubs’, Eagle-Eye Cherry had ‘Save Tonight’, and both Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys dropped hits that year. But Sisqó certainly had one of the most memorable songs of 2000 because it was a throwback to the rap predecessors of ‘Baby Got Back’ and ‘Sally, That Girl’.
Well, after all these years Sisqó finally gave an interview and explained his most cryptic lyric of ‘dumps like a truck’. If you follow my Guyism Page on Facebook then you’ve certainly noticed by now that I use this lyric about once a day as the caption on posts of chicks in thongs, and until now I never knew what it actually meant.
via The Huffington Post:
The line, he guarantees, is not about poop. “That would mean I was some kind of fecal freak,” he said. “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.”
I didn’t expect a 2016 Interview with Sisqó to be so fascinating but that’s why you should never judge a book by its cover. In The Huffington Post interview they also discuss the meteoric rise of thongs in pop culture and Sisqó’s impetus to write ‘The Thong Song’, definitely worth reading if you’re a child of the 90’s.
I always assumed the ‘dumps like a truck’ referred to an extremely stacked butt. My assumption was Sisqó used the ‘truck’ imagery to invoke size and strength, so he was referring to an extremely toned and bulbous ass. Which in hindsight I wasn’t terribly far off but I was still pretty damn wrong.
Shout out to The AV Club for tracking down this interview on The Huffington Post!