Maybe it’s a modern-day take on Quasimodo as a lady who’s able to finesse her deformity into free gifts and attention. Or maybe it’s just a terrible song with a chorus that repeats the word hump 500 times in reference to either breasts or buttocks — or both. And then sometimes the humps are referred to as lumps (“my lovely lady lumps”) or junk (“What you gon’ do with all that junk?/ All that junk inside that trunk?/ I’ma get, get, get, get you drunk/ Get you love drunk off my hump”). Right. The Black Eyed Peas somehow managed to suck in the tone-deaf masses with these lyrics and garnered a hit when “My Humps” became the group’s third top 10 U.S. single. The song also won them the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Yet another reason not to trust the Grammys — or American taste.
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