When Justin Bieber dropped his single “Boyfriend” last month, some music connoisseurs compared the track to the Ying Yang Twins‘ 2005 hit “Wait (The Whisper Song).” The song’s tempo and production, Bieber’s lyrical delivery, and the general whispery, low-key vibe of the track are reminiscent of the Twins’ track.
Well, the Ying Yang Twins returned the favor on Wednesday by dropping their remix of the song. The track opens with the Twins proclaiming, “Ying Yang and Justin Bieber, oh!” and from there, they spit some sexy lines about whisking a girl off her feet.
“I don’t wanna be your boyfriend, I wanna be your man/ He a little-bitty boy, I’m a grown man/ I can take you overseas, a harmless breeze/ Then you and me can have sex on the beach/ I bet you ain’t never met someone like me/ I’m the broom, you the dust pan/ Sweep you off your feet/ You can be my woman, I can be your man/ If you got a little sister, Justin Bieber want to be her boyfriend,” the Twins rap before Bieber’s version comes back in.
The guys pick it up one more time, making a similar testament about their grown-man prowess. However, what they want to offer their lyrical love interest doesn’t seem to differ much from what Bieber’s offering, with a big emphasis on traveling around the world … though without the fondue and Buzz Lightyear references.
Produced by Mike Posner and Mason Levy, “Boyfriend” is the lead single off Bieber’s June 19 album release, Believe . Last Thursday he dropped the video for the track, which mimics the song’s more mature vibe and features him snuggling with a love interest and showing off some cool dance moves.
“Why did I choose ‘Boyfriend’? I just thought it was like, of all the songs I had at that time, it was the song that most repped me at the time and [that] I wanted to put out there and what I wanted people to hear and the type of new fresh sound that I wanted to hear,” Bieber told MTV News. “I thought that that was a perfect first single to come out with.”