She really did put her thang down, flip it, and reverse it.
I think we can all agree that Missy Elliot’s “Work It” is one of the most banger-y of bangers that came out of the 2000s.
And there is nothing more fun than letting loose and singing along with Missy at the top of your lungs.
That is, until you get to that line that sounds like “ityerpripenipetzwaaahhnyeeeeehhh”.
Have you spent all these years thinking that it was a made-up string of noises that had no meaning whatsoever? Well, sorry mate, but you’re wrong.
When you realize she REALLY FLIPS IT AND REVERSE IT!!! pic.twitter.com/8NMozRsYmU
— AAMIA (@Mia143__) March 22, 2017
Yeah. She literally reversed the lyric: “I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it.”
People are only just beginning to realise, and they’re losing it.
— a dub 🈲 (@_lesbinastyy) March 23, 2017
Missy Elliot is a damn genius…. had everyone out here mumbling for years
— Yolanda(: (@yolandaestrello) March 22, 2017
— Yonata (@_yonny1) March 23, 2017
EPIPHANY: THE GIBBERISH MISSY ELLIOT SPEWS IN WORK IT IS ACTUALLY "put my thing down flip it and reverse it" BACKWARDS pic.twitter.com/CI1fr83g7B
— Sydney Finchum (@sydneyfinchum) March 24, 2017