Outkast have shared the meme behind "Hey Ya's" dark hidden meaning and it's safe to say, people are shocked by the revelation...
We all remember Outkast, right?
The hip hop duo from East Point, Georgia, delivered some of our favorite '00s bops.
The band consists of André "3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.
And gained both critical and commerical success during their active years between 1992 and 2007.
They're known for their clever lyrics and catchy melodies.
And had huge hits including "Roses" and "Miss Jackson."
But there's one Outkast hit that stands out above the rest.
It has to be "Hey Ya," right?
We've all danced to this 2003 banger.
Who hasn't shaken it "like a Polaroid picture?"
But this week, people have realized something.
That incredibly catchy tune isn't what it seems.
Andre 3000 shared a meme that has the whole internet talking ...
Did you ever think about what the song is about?
Don't want to meet your momma, just want to make you cum-a— 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 ❀ 彡 (@_chefboyarbri) May 4, 2021
okay my childhood is ruined now pic.twitter.com/W3JTiR3aYR
"Thank God for Mom and Dad— Mlandukid (@mlandukid) May 4, 2021
For sticking to together
Like we don't know how" pic.twitter.com/Z9ApVr2aET
Somebody really listened to Andre verse— Thekey (@selfmadekuwop) May 3, 2021
My favorite songs are sad songs with a happy beat. pic.twitter.com/3j81FIFzsJ— Trippy Mish✨ (@mishimama_) May 3, 2021
I’m only know appreciating the true talent & genius of this man making a bop so good everyone just wanna dance with the saddest lyrics about how a bop so good you not even listening to him you just wanna dance— kemudian (@deerdiance) May 5, 2021
“I try to fight the feeling cause the thought alone is killing me right now” pic.twitter.com/CvWLWWEVux— Neighborhood Griot Dealer🇭🇹 (@Marz_Enigma) May 3, 2021
"Are we still in denial, cuz you know we're not happy here."— Vlad Bunny (@MikkelsenPads) May 3, 2021
My 14 year old self, understanding nothing: "yay fun song!"
This really just forced me to go actually listen to the words. I’ve never noticed the lyrics are of a sad song Lmaoooo.— Jerm (@IamJerm24) May 3, 2021
It took me 15 years no notice that there is an open coffin in the middle of the stage sitting there the whole time pic.twitter.com/LWIvipHCoF— scholzer (@scholzertv) May 4, 2021
Literally 😭 happiest beat, saddest lyrics— 𝐱 (@stoopsound) May 3, 2021
Here's the tweet that got everybody talking...
Alright alright alright alright alright we made one. pic.twitter.com/lSMmPTtgdD— Outkast (@Outkast) May 3, 2021
But that's not all...
This TikTok also points out the disparity ...
It seems people are just coming to realize the truth!
"André 3000 actually wrote this about modern-day relationships and how messed up they are. In the beginning of the song, he even references his own relationship; how his baby doesn't wanna leave him, how doesn't really know what the reason is behind it."
"What he's talking about is in modern-day relationships, people stay in them because they just don't want to be alone, not because of their love for the other person."
Just think about the lyrics!
"We get together, oh, we get together, but separate's always better when there's feelings involved… know what they say, nothing lasts forever!"
"Then what makes it, then what makes it, then what makes love the exception?"
"So why, oh, why, oh… are we still in denial when we know we're not happy here?"
The TikTok continues, "If you just read the lyrics it actually sounds like a really sad song."
"Even at the breakdown at the end, he makes a reference to how people are just gonna see it as a happy song and not even think about the deeper meaning behind it, nor do they even wanna hear about it."
Are you as shocked as we are?
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