We Took Jhené Aiko Food Shopping To Ask About Her Infamous 'Groceries’ Lyric

Eat your groceries.

Jhené Aiko is a soulful singer and talented songwriter, but did you know she's a bit of a comedian as well?

As a guest on Omarion's hit single "Post To Be," Jhené stole the show from O and the track's other featured singer Chris Brown, when she sung "I might let your boy chauffeur me, but he gotta eat the booty like groceries."

I said she stole the show from Omarion and Breezy -- that's no easy feat. Now that the song is sitting comfortably within the top 5 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, it seems like Aiko's lyric is on the tip of everyone's tongue -- Ewwwwwwwwww.

Turns out the Los Angeles singer, who dropped her debut album Souled Out last September, was trying to be more funny than vulgar.

MTV News went grocery shopping with Jhené at Westside Market on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan and found out a little more about her writing process and love for groceries.

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"I wrote my verse with Micah Powell, someone that I've written with before and I just told him, 'Whatever we say I want to make sure we say something about eat the booty,'" she started to explain, with a bit of a chuckle.

"It was a fun song. I wanted my part to be funny and unexpected and ironically 'groceries' rhymes with 'post to be' and so it works."

When it comes to Aiko, her creativity knows no bounds, so sometimes she may shock you. She also clarifies that despite what she says in the song, no one has to eat anything that they don't want to.

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"That's the thing about me, you never really know what I'm gonna say. And though I say, 'you gotta,' you don't, you don't gotta. You don't have to, it's optional. It's not everyone's thing, I get it," she explained.

Aiko does enjoy grocery shopping however, and although she has grown more famous in the past year, she still loves to cruise down the aisle with her shopping cart.

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Jhené says she loves to cook Japanese curry and claims to make "a great pot" of collard greens. She also loves to eat watermelon with salt on it and has a thing for yams.

"I heard that they're good for your female reproductive [system]," she said. "My mom told me that, I don't know if it's true or not."

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