Ok. So I KNOW someone out there remembers this gem from the 2001-2002 season. The common, programmed interpretation of this song is that it is a cute little ode to self-love. That's questionable enough in and of itself. However, upon closer inspection, one may find an even more objectionable meaning. This post is dedicated to my dear long ago friend "illingstrong" who, in 8th grade, was laughed at for gasping, "I thought this song was about being gay!" Maybe she was onto something even then....let's observe:
First, can we take a moment to note MISSY is in the video and produced? She, I believe, is a high ranking illuminati puppet and programmer for female artists like Aaliyah, Lil Mo, Nicole Wray and 702...if not specifically FOR them, she is a programmer for someone. And underground there is talk of her being a big lesbian and gets well around the ladies of the industry. (I never found that surprising. I ALWAYS, even as a child, thought she was gay. Who she think she foolin!??!) Plus, her own videos are very symbolic but I refuse to subject myself to them because I loathe her...I will instead focus on this one and try not to shudder when she pops up in the screen.
why would the editor choose to randomly focus on her pager device? is someone sending her a message? a trigger? telling her they're on the way?
hmm...same sex leg caressing as she says "some kind of touch caressin my legs"? I thought you were by yourself, Tweet? nice subtle hint thanks to the dancers (I find background dancers and often their dance steps/'ography give away the real meanings because they often have nothing to do with the supposed cover up story of the songs)
how fun! more sex partners...i mean, dancers. more duality. double duality, i could say. and, would you look at that? 4 dancers + tweet= 5 women. Nice balance, don't you find?
this sillhouetted figure appears again and again throughout the video. is it tweet? is it her partner? why is her face obscured? why the shadow? could it be representing that it is indeed a spirit, Tweet's "shadow self" Jungian alter ego? the shapeshifting, disembodied sex demoness?