J.Lo Dramatically Reading "Baby Got Back" Is the Body Positive PSA We Didn't Know We Needed
"'Cause your waist is small and your curves are kickin' and I'm thinkin' bout stickin'"
From the ~*legendary*~ woman who brought us "Jenny From The Block," "Let's Get Loud," and "Booty," comes the latest-and possibly greatest-remix of all time: A dramatic reading of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" that turns his iconic rhymes about embracing your bootylicious curves into something downright inspirational.
Though Sir Mix-A-Lot's big-butt anthem came out in 1992 (raise your hand it that makes you feel old), one could argue that it's still the most relevant song ever. After all, between the superstardom of all the curvy ladies we love (Beyoncé, Khloé Kardashian, Ashley Graham, and, of course, J.Lo herself) and the fact that it is basically the Age of the Booty, "Baby Got Back" still fits right in as the OG booty-werk song that we will never get tired of. (Butt contouring is even a new thing, you guys.)
But #realtalk: It's about time that we really embrace the bodies we have and work hard for, because there is nothing sexier than body confidence and loving your curves (or lack thereof). If we could change one thing about Sir Mix-A-Lot's song, we'd nix the skinny shaming ("to the beanpole dames in the magazines, you ain't it Miss Thing") because skinny girls are beautiful too.
And if you're nodding your head along saying, "hell yeah!" to the body-positive preaching, then it's about time you joined our #LoveMyShape campaign, which is all about embracing yourself and your body no matter what shape or size. (Meaning, no, there's nothing wrong if you're not a "36-24-36" according to Mix-A-Lot's preferences.)