Lose Weight The "Thong Song" Way

Yes, we all know that Sisqo's runaway hit "Thong Song" has the unique ability to get a dance floor moving, but can it really help you shed unwanted pounds?

Sisqo thinks so.

The R&B hitmaker says that his ode to the briefest of swimwear has an inspirational message that has encouraged at least one fan to drop some extra weight.

[article id="1443201"]"I actually got a letter from a fan that actually lost 30 pounds because she heard me describe what I like in a female,"[/article] Sisqo recently told the MTV Radio Network. [article id="1443201"]"I said I like when a female is athletic, her body's nice and tight, and where she can wear a thong and look good in it. So she lost 30 pounds just so she could wear a thong, and now she feels a lot better about herself, and it feels good to encourage people.

"You would think that the 'Thong Song' was some degrading song defaming women,"[/article]

he added, [article id="1443201"]"but when you listen to it, it's really not even that bad." [RealAudio][/article]

Sisqo will help thousands of others sweat off a few pounds on the road with 'NSYNC on a tour that kicks off on May 9 in Biloxi, Mississippi. If you want to work it, here's where to go:

  • 5/9 - Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
  • 5/10 - Little Rock, AR @ ALLTEL Arena
  • 5/11 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
  • 5/12 - Memphis, TN @ The Pyramid
  • 5/14 - Nashville, TN @ Adelphia Coliseum
  • 5/16 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
  • 5/17 - Raleigh, NC @ Entertainment & Sports Arena
  • 5/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
  • 5/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
  • 5/21 - Orlando, FL @ Orlando Arena
  • 5/22 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Nat'l Car Rental Center
  • 5/23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Nat'l Car Rental Center
  • 5/24 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 5/25 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 5/27 - New Orleans, LA @ Superdome

  • 5/29 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
  • 5/30 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
  • 5/31 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
  • 6/1 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
  • 6/2 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
  • 6/5 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena
  • 6/6 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena
  • 6/7 - San Diego, CA @ Sports Arena
  • 6/9 - Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
  • 6/11 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Stadium
  • 6/13 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
  • 6/14 - Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
  • 6/15 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
  • 6/20 - Denver, CO @ Mile High Stadium
  • 6/23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
  • 6/25 - Joliet, IL @ Route 66 Speedway
  • 6/27 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenetein Center
  • 6/28 - St. Louis, MO @ Klehi Center
  • 6/30 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
  • 7/1 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
  • 7/2 - Buffalo, NY @ Marine Midland Arena
  • 7/11 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Center
  • 7/12 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Center
  • 7/14 - Cincinnati, OH @ Cynergy Field
  • 7/16 - Pittsburgh,

    PA @ Three Rivers Stadium

  • 7/18 - Pontiac, MI @ Silverdome
  • 7/20 - Philadelphia, PA @The Spectrum
  • 7/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Spectrum
  • 7/23 - Foxboro, MA @ Foxboro Stadium
  • 7/25 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 7/26 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 7/27 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 7/28 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 7/29 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront festival
  • 7/30 - Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium

For a full-length interview with Sisqo, check out the MTV Online feature "Sisqo: Dynamo."