By Sandra Rose  | 

Solange performed on MTV's TRL show yesterday. I'm not going to say one word about Solange's tutu. Normally I would have a lot to say. But Solange went from being the worst singer of any decade to making music that even I can listen to. So for that she gets my utmost respect. She can't help it who her sister is.

WHAT, ME, WORRY?
Jermaine Dupri attended a birthday party in the meatpacking district in NYC two nights ago. Jermaine is said to be "furious" at producer and fellow spinmaster Greg Street for disputing his claim that the DJ is dead. Jermaine's own DJ - the legendary DJ Nabs - sent out an email blast to the industry yesterday. Nabs said, in part: "What is also obvious to me is that JD made the comment to spark controversy amongst the DJ community to reexamine what it is we do. And Greg Street responded publicly in order to garner attention for his forthcoming album."

This is the man who ruined Janet Jackson's career. Well, him and Jermaine Dupri after JD put Janet on Pliers "Bus it Baby" remix. Once that remix came out, tickets sales for Janet's world tour faded faster than Ludacris' hairline, forcing Janet to cancel the European leg of her World Tour.

They say singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is Andre Leon Talley's newest client. Ne-Yo joins a stellar client list which includes Jay Z, Usher, Sean Combs, Tyler Perry and Anderson Cooper.

Some of may be too young to remember when concert goers (both male and female) threw their undies at sexy boudoir singer Alexander O'Neal. Many of you were conceived while your parents listened to his sultry ballads. Time and age has eroded much of the charming good looks that drew women (and men) to Alexander O'Neal. But we still have the memories.

Photos: Splash News and Wireimage/Getty

  • http://www.myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    Solange is really coming into her own..i don't feel sorry for janet..as long as she has been in the industry she should have known better..someone say Jam and Lewis? If it aint broke don't fix it! ne-Yo..two snaps and a circle..as for Alexander Oneal..time and age haad NOTHING to do with it..blame his "habit" don't believe me ask Cherrelle..she knows better than ANYONE

  • missmiami

    Really feeling Solange and her image. Can't wait for the album. As for Plies, there is something about him that just turns me on in a weird way. LOL!

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    *Solange is finally coming into her own and she looks good.

    *Janet should not have agreed to that mess "bust it baby"

    *JD knew what he was doing when he said the DJ was dead unfortunatly the situation went south

    ****Oh and another thing President BARACK OBAMA 2008!

  • shunda

    I hope it was Alexander O'Neal's music that made men and women throw their panties on stage. I could picture him younger and he still looks like drunk Uncle Charlie at the family BBQ. Janet should have never let Jermaine handle her career. That was mistake #1

  • missmiami

    I think Janet's career has been over along time ago. Granted, she has made her mark in the music industry but some people don't know when to hang it up. Please should have given music up after "Demita Jo" or whatever that horrible album was. As for Bust it baby, I didn't like it but it grew on me and it's getting lots of play on the airwaves so I guess NeYo did something right.

  • iyonah

    Sandra ... Plies is not the reason for anythign involving Janet. If you ask me some people in the industry are nto meant to mix their personal life with there professional. If she had a team other than JD she wouldn't have to albums that were lackluster.

    Solange is slowy moving into her own lane. Love love love Neyo - not to sure about that scarf ... its a look that I think is overused/abused.

    @ Sandra On Alexander O’Neal - can you post a before photo?

  • http://www.myspace.com/themdivasinc Mimi Renee

    Solange is actually starting to look nice....wish her the best of luck with her new album.

    Why does Plies and every other rapper insist on wearing those UGLY chains with them big faces of mess on them?? It is not cute and it does not make me think u have money either.

    OMGGGGG I havent seen Alexander O'Neal in soooo long. I remember when people said he had a bad "habit" back in the day and thats why his eyes were always red. But I loved his songs

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    SOLANGE IS LOOKING VERY NICE AS OF LATE.

    JANET TIME HAS BEEN EXPIRED, DON'T BLAME IT ON JERMAINE SHE HAS TO "KNOW WHEN TO SAY WHEN!"

    ANEXANDER O'NEAL PROBLEM WAS THE NARCOTICS! HE WAS ONE HELLUVA SINGER THOUGH! HE AND SHERELLE WAS THE BOMB, "SATURDAY LOVE!"

  • http://mskimba412.blogspot.com ms.kimba412

    Alexander O'Neal didn't age as well as his buddy, Prince - that's for sure.

  • Kymystry

    I actually was channel surfing yesterday on my day off and saw Solo on TRL ... she was poised and articulate ...

    Plies .. Pliers .. whateva his name is .. Need to drop the grill ... YUCK .. go down on you and your coochie have rust marks on it.

    Neyo ... Love his Music .. Hate his Look

    JD.. BAPE means Bathing Ape ... In HIS case it means BABY APE

    Alexander O'Neal ... in the words of Rick James ... Cocaine is a TURRABLE drug .... Yall Youngster's need to get his greastest hits... his song "If You Were Here Tonight"
    Whoooo Lawd ... that song ALONE will have you spontanously NAKED before the end ...

  • http://www.myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    oh yeah Saturday Love and Sunshine were my cuts!

  • knockkey

    Janet ignored the wish of the fans to coloborate with the Goodies Queen. JD on the other hand knows Ciara is money in the bank. Post my baby, she killed in step on my jays.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Plies and JD didnt ruin Janet's career. Janet ruined Janet's career. If she would know when to stop and hang it up, then we wouldnt be laughin about and ignoring the jokey joke albums she puts out

  • kogletree

    I am with MissMiami... there is something about Plies that attracts me. I can't quite put my finger on it.

    I was not a fan until I heard his radio interview on 107.9 a while back. He is more articulate than you'd would assume (based on his music). He sounds very intelligent...maybe that's what gets to me.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Alexander O Neal is a soulful singer, but he's lookin like a creepy old man now. Sorry :(

  • http://www.myspace.com/themdivasinc Mimi Renee

    @ Kymystry...YESSSSS "If You Were Here Tonight" is my SOOONNNGGGG. I actually just saw the video on You Tube not to long ago

  • shunda

    Ok. I just looked up some pictures of Alexander O'Neal. Let's just say Crack does not do a body good because he was actually nice looking.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    kogletree Says:

    I am with MissMiami… there is something about Plies that attracts me. I can’t quite put my finger on it.

    I was not a fan until I heard his radio interview on 107.9 a while back. He is more articulate than you’d would assume (based on his music). He sounds very intelligent…maybe that’s what gets to me.
    *********************************************

    My boyfriend laughs at me when I said I had a secret crush on Plies (I really dont go for the "goon" type. I like my men clean with clean records)... I just couldnt figure out why I liked him but then I found out he can hold a decent conversation & he has a degree in English... A woman can never hate an educated man who can whoop somebody's ass!!! LOL

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Alexander was definately the man back in the day, but he ain't never been cute. He looks as good as he ever has.

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    @ kogletree

    THAT'S BECAUSE PLIERS WENT TO COLLEGE AND HE'S ACTUALLY NOT A THUG AT ALL. HE'S DEFINATELY AN IMPOSTER! PLIERS WAS A NERD IN SCHOOL, WHICH IS WHY PEOPLE FROM HIS HOMETOWN IN FLORIDA WANT TO KICK HIS SMART AZZ....

  • teecee

    isnt alexander o'neal in his 50's or 60's ? i mean you wont be 20 forever. all i see on blogs are about people who suppose to look their age looking their age or people complaining about having to much plastic surgery. i see the younger generation is going to blow out their brains when they get 30 or 40. lol

    janet jackson is 42 yrs old, her audience isnt 20 yr olds any more. she wont have the cds sales or the ticket sales or bee or hannah. she just make sure her die hard fans are satisfied ans she will be ok. just ask nancy wilson or any of the touring acts of the 70's.

  • shunda

    @teecee
    I guess it is all in the genes. My mom will be 60 next month and she looks younger than my sister who is 38. My dad is 74 and he does not look a day over 50.

  • Kymystry

    @ teecee ... My Momma used tell us all the time ...

    "You'll be OLD a WHOLE lot longer than You'll Be YOUNG"

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    BlackBarbie.. Did I miss the memo? Since when did u have to be stupid and be a thug? Most thugs are extremely book smart but let the street steer them the wrong way (not to mention the absence of a real man)

  • PAGESINADIARY

    damn that dont look like aleaxander...oh well.

    solange hair looks a mess, her dress, and those horrible shoes. she will always be a backseat and will never shine because her dad let bey shine first.

  • Made4Success

    Plies (good gawd) I love that man's swagger. I have to agree that he turns me on too in a weirdo kinda way. He would definitely become an aDYCKtion of mine.

  • NYCUTIE

    Happy Thursday All :D

    I see Mr. Alexander O'Neal is still smoking that weed.. I used to love his music.. I am a young old head :) Solange looks GRRRREEEEAAATTTT!!! Love the outfit! As for you ladies that think Pliers is cute, get some glasses. He looks like he was a dusty nerd in school.. I will pass! Don't get me wrong, I believe every woman should mess with a man that is good looking and not cute but Pliers is short and ugly.. Double whammy

  • teecee

    shunda Says:

    @teecee
    I guess it is all in the genes. My mom will be 60 next month and she looks younger than my sister who is 38. My dad is 74 and he does not look a day over 50.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    on my moms side of the family the women dont age. my great aunts who died in their 80's had no wrinkles just those laugh lines. my grand mother who died at 78 had no wrinkles. people thought she was my mother and in her 50's. my mother whos is also in her mid 70's has no wrinkles and people think shes in her 50's. my dad side of the family doesnt get grey they dont dye their hair. my great uncle was pushing 90 had only a few grey hairs even my father who past in his 60's had very few grey hairs. so im do to have no wrinkles n grey hair. lol

  • prynsexxx

    I like Solange's outfit. Her shoes are hawt!

    Alexander, Alexander, Alexander, if I didn't read the caption, I wouldn't have EVER known who you were. Hell I don't ever recall seeing you back in the day, but I shole did love your music.

    *singing* Sunshine!

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    @ MOCHAMOMMY

    GUESS IT WENT OVER YOUR HEAD...

    QUESTI0N - HOW MANY NERDS ARE THUGS?

    IT'S JUST LIKE THE RICK ROSS SITUATION - THESE RAPPER'S GLORIFY VIOLENCE AND LORD KNOWS THEY WONT HURT A FLY.

  • teecee

    NO THUGS ARE DUMB ASS HEL1, HUSTLERS ARE SMART. HUSTLERS HAVE THE ABILITY TO TURN A PROFIT OFF OF ANYTHING. HUSTLERS DONT HAVE TO BE THUGS BECAUSE IF YOU EDUCATED A HUSLTER THEY WILL BECOME THE NEXT DONALD TRUMP. THUG FIGHT, KILL SMOKE CRACK AND SPEND ALL THEIR LIFE IN PRISON SEXING UP ANOTHER NEGRO.

    MOST MUSIC INDUSTRY THUGS ARE GENERATED IN A BOARD ROOM. YOU PUT ONE OF THESE GEEKS IN THE HOOD AND THEY END UP SOME WHERE CRYING AND IN THE FETAL POSITION. LOL

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    @ BlackBarbie...

    The thugs in the hood that I knew were the ones on the honor roll. It was their their desire to be "fresh" that overshadowed being successful so they dropped out & began dealing. But trust, there is nothing unusal about a smart thug. I actually enjoyed hearing the plies interview because every sentence didnt begin with "basically" & wasnt followed by "know what I'm sayin"

  • pointhimout

    i finally heard the remix w/janet and neyo. the song fits neyo aiight, but janet...uh uh. no way mami. there's nothing i'll say now that hasn't been said. not a good look, no matter who's the blame. just go on pose for penthouse or something and get it overwith.

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    The fakest rapper to ever emerge from Florida. Representing (or rather disgracing) the city of Fort Myers, he is well known for his tough-guy talk, no actions to prove bullshit lyrics, along with girl rap type tracks such as "Hypnotize," and a bunch of other garbage like that featuring "singers" such as T-Pain and Akon. A 31-year-old rookie rapper with just 1 release under his belt which consists of some of the worst lyricism in history, is filled tracks about him talking about how hard he is and how much pussy he supposedly gets, Plies commands little or no respect at all in his hometown of Fort Myers and throughout the rest of Lee county. Though Plies swears he is the "realest nigga," during the time he claims to have been doing dirt all he really was doing was attending college, working at the YMCA, and racking up traffic citations (the only marks on his criminal record along with the publicity stunt nightclub bullshit in which 5 innocents were injured because his young stupid clique randomly fired shots at a crowd of 20 year old girls). He is well known for not showing up for his scheduled concerts, and if he infact does show, it is 10 minutes before the club shuts down and he comes in stumbling drunk, sluring his already horrific lyrics. Plies was recently scared off stage at an Orlando area nightclub by fellow Florida rapper Trick Daddy. It is said that Plies ran through a crowd of people and out the front door of the club as Trick Daddy chased him down ready to beat his ass for being such a flaw little cunt. Soon after, Trick Daddy was assaulted by club bouncers and it has been falsely rumored that Plies was the one who had assaulted Trick. However, these rumors have been laid to rest after the fact Plies did not show for a concert the very next day where he and Trick Daddy were both scheduled to perform. The only people who listen to Plies "music" are stupid young gitterbugs, 15 year old girls with half a brain, and wanna be gangsta pussy boys. His name Plies comes from the words Pussy and Lies...Pussy + Lies = Plies.

    COURTESY OF http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=plies

  • Terry .W

    Please Sandra - Her being on Plies "bust it baby" remix is NOT why her European Tour was cancelled....your making up S**t again....not a good look!

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    @ MOCHAMOMMY

    THE ONLY POINT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE IS THAT HE IS F.A.K.E.

    THAT'S ALL.

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    @ teecee

    I AGREE 100%!

  • Hotstuff

    Solange looks good and I love her shoes!!!!! I'm loving her music as well, very refreshing.

    THE MEDIA ENDED JANET'S CAREER FOR OVER-EXAGGERATING THAT WHOLE SUPERBOWL THING!!

    I guess Ne-Yo's true sexuality will hit the surface pretty soon now that he has granddaddy Aladdin helping him get dressed now!!!

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Thank u for that useless tidbit of information. Now can u give me back the 3 mins I wasted reading it? I would greatly appreciate it.

    Are u a scorned baby mama? U seem hellbent on exposing someone who tried to get an education & pimp the system... This is why black Americans wont ever be the most successful race. We're too busy being crabs in a barrel

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    BUT YOU DID READ IT AND I MADE MY POINT!

    I KNOW YOU'D LIKE TO BE HIS BUST IT BABY AND ALL JUST DON'T TAKE IT PERSONAL NEXT TIME.

    THE END.

  • Darnisha30

    Alexander O'Neal didn't age well at all... those drugs really jacked him up didn't they? Wow...

  • kwallace577

    wtf happened to alexander o'neal??? i'm callin my momma and my aunts RIGHT now to tell them to log in and take a look. they used to be crazy about him. my sister (who is 12 years older than me) was too. good LAWD. @nycutie i am a young old head too b/c of them.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    BlackBarbie said: I KNOW YOU’D LIKE TO BE HIS BUST IT BABY AND ALL JUST DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL NEXT TIME

    *************************************************

    Girl, bye!!! The last thing I will ever want to be is somebody's 'bust it baby'!!! LOL I wont even let my boyfriend call me lil boo... I stopped thinkin that ish was cute when I got to junior high. Now I'm like "Call me by my damn name!!" LOL Its all love BlackBarbie

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    @ MOCHAMOMMY

    U ALREADY KNOW!

    GIVING U DAP!

    LOL

  • kwallace577

    one tidbit about janet: i am STILL scratching my head tryn 2 figure out WHY janet did NOT retire after the superbowl debacle? she should have just SATDOWN then! she is set for life any way with royalties and folks sampling her (piles for example). and i'm sure JD will always look out for her in case she ever runs out of her own money b/c i am convinced they are married and have been for some time now.

  • Kymystry

    OK ... OK ,.,... Can someone tell me WHAT THE HAIL A BUST IT BABY IS !!!!!

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    @ Kymystry

    LMAO

  • brwnsugga4you

    what difference does he make because he's educated. so, because he has robbed anybody or sold drugs..he's not reppin the hood??? give me a d*mn break! he's an enteratiner...it's called having an image. his record company told him to put on a few chains, wear your hat to the back..and act like a thug to sell records. i don't agree with it..but writing a full page bio on the guy is ridiculous. that's what's wrong with society now...

    **case in point...my daughter who is 11 went to a b-day party. all the kids were standing around talking..and one of the boys called another boy a nerd. my daughter quickly jumped up and said "i'm a nerd"...i'm a nerd...i'm smart!...nerd's make money. only stupid people think it's cool to be dumb...i rest my d*mn case.

  • cutienjerzey

    MOCHAMOMMY Says:

    Thank u for that useless tidbit of information. Now can u give me back the 3 mins I wasted reading it? I would greatly appreciate it.

    --------------------------------------------------------
    I said the same thing after I finished reading that nonsense...

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    ***AND ALL THE BUST IT BABIES ENTER THE ROOM

    --------------->>>>>GOING TO TIMEOUT------>>

  • LADYTEA

    Alexander O`neal and Cherelle,,, love will make you happy!! that was the sh*t in my day...

  • brwnsugga4you

    MOCHAMOMMY Says:

    Thank u for that useless tidbit of information. Now can u give me back the 3 mins I wasted reading it? I would greatly appreciate it.

    ~~~i concur~~~

  • NYCUTIE

    It is all love in here! I love the way that debate was ended.. WITH LOVE :) That's why I f**ks with yall ;)

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    FREE SPEECH, FREE BLOG, FREE WILLY, FREE MEECH!

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    @ NYCUTIE

    THAT'S WHAT GROWN FOLKS DO.

    U RIGHT, IT IS ALL LOVE. TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY! AND NEW SHHH TO TALK ABOUT!

    THANKS!

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Brwnsugga, I'm crackin up at ur baby!!! When I have a kid, I want them to be smart enough to know that there is nothing wrong with getting an education & not being a dumb doormat (IE Kim Porter)

  • shunda

    LMAO @ Black Barbie. Brwnsugga good for your daughter. I tell my daughter all the time that it is not cute to be dumb. I was just telling my friend that Bust it Baby was another undercover way for guys to disrespect women. Just like that friends with benefits crap

  • brwnsugga4you

    MOCHAMOMMY Says: shunda Says:

    ~~~she sure did...and as a parent hearing her say that without me coaching was music to my ears...so all that fussing and ass k*cking i've done over the past 11 years has finally paid off...hopefully she will maintain that way of thinking...(fingers crossed)...thanks for the luv yah!!!

  • kaliente

    LMAO @ y'all! I cannot tell y'all how MANY times i have been browsin myspace and these footdraggaz have their names as "Bust it baby" LOL they don't know any better. And yes i have also heard teh rumors about Plies rappin about what his brother did..but i could car less really cuz he's still makin money and ppl continue to supposrt him. He is sexy tho..hehe he is nasty az hell too..lol

  • kaliente

    *the *care * support

  • ckarinwhite

    Is it me or am I the only one who thinks that Janet cannot sing!..Her voice is not loud enough to hear her lyrics. She whispers behind a good beat!...

  • iyonah

    Plies brings a new element and if people attempted to understand him beyond his music and "mainstream" hits, they would understand him and respect what he is trying to represent. He is very intelligent beyond the goon persona.

  • iyonah

    ckarinwhite Says:

    Is it me or am I the only one who thinks that Janet cannot sing!..Her voice is not loud enough to hear her lyrics. She whispers behind a good beat!…

    You are so right ... .I just listened to it. And I can barely make out what she is saying. Some people really still love her though. I was never a HUGE fan .... I respect what she has accomplished though. People can talk about her all they want now, but history speaks. Maybe a career in film would be more just 4 her right now.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    Love will make you happy??? uh that was babyface and Pebbles..you need a timeout JUST for that b.s LADYTEA..just admit you have no idea what Video Soul is and move on..damn shame i tell ya

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  • prynsexxx

    LOL @#48

    Her daughter said:

    “i’m a nerd”…i’m a nerd…i’m smart!…nerd’s make money. only stupid people think it’s cool to be dumb…
    _______________________________________________________

    LMAOOOOOOOO - does that constitute her doing "hoodrat stuff for her friends" LMAOOOOOOO j/k

    That was cute and it is sho' nuff the damn truth!

    I tell my daughter the same thing. Being smart is sexy!

    I wish more of our children knew that. I tell the kids at the runaway shelter (where I volunteer) that they are beautiful and smart (even tho' some may look like they are hit with a brick) and that cussing and acting a fool is not the biz, and that I don't want to see their asses back in there EVER! LOL

  • prynsexxx

    LOL @ 2bme:

    Video Soul + Donnie Simpson = A beautiful show

    He put "light eyes" and "good hair" (which as I grew to learn wasn't nothing but a S-curl)brothas on the map, didn't he?

  • kwallace577

    alexander and cherelle= saturday love and never knew love like this. my momma has both albums. don't put her on timeout @2bme.....

    b/c they BOTH ended up snorted and smoked out and neither would not know what a hit looked like unless it came in the form of a line. so it is not worth it to put her on timeout....let's just remember the 80's together in harmony.

  • bklynchick

    I love me some Plies for real. I feel he raps about the stuff that people wanna say but don't say it. I am from Bed-Stuy and I know what a Bust it Baby is. I think everyone knows what it is. They might not have been one but you have come in contact with one. There are a lot of smart thugs in the streets I don't think you would want to be a dum thug in the streets make no sense. I grew up around thugs and they taught me to do better and to be smart but don't be no fool to these streets. You gotta have book smarts and street smarts to survive.

  • SylentDreamz

    I agree with Sandra when she stated that JD messed up Janets career. I never heard that Plies remix so I can't comment on that. As far as the Europe tour I read that her label didn't want her to tour over there, which is kind of crazy because she has a bigger fan base in Europe than she does in the US. In my opinion she should have stayed with Virgin.

  • heart2heart

    Unfortunately, JD does not have his girlfriend Janet's best interests at heart, it seems. The songs that he has given her or put her on...he doesn't know what to do with an ICON such as she. Sad. And she's going along with it. Even more sad.

  • ReadTheBlog

    I like Solanges dress, but wha't with that hairline? Alexander O'Neal looks like a determined crackhead, as he did in the 80's and 90's.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Oh, and JD does not have one successful act, yet...he bout as bad as Diddy...

  • MAJAHINEVERYWAY

    I'm sorry yall, Solange is not attractive @ all and her style is a H.A.M. She is wack in my opinion. At least Beyonce' is attractive. Sorry to see that life has treated Mr. O'Neal badly.

  • http://www.myspace.com/amax79 AKAtastrophy1908

    Solange is actually gonna be the likeable Knowles. Good for her. Now get that hair together girl. Loves the music. JD and Plies didn't ruin janet's career. The fact that no one has understood a word she has "sang" since she started singing and the QUEENS have so many more musical options now has ruined Janet's career. Does Andre Talley just wrap scarves around men and give them purses? They all look alike.The Plies grill is gross. Get you some real teeth boo and we can go do some drive bys together. I heard he is really shy around women. What exactly is a "plies"?

  • missmiami

    OMG @ MOCHAMOMMY & BLACKBARBIE. LMAO! Both of u expressed your opinions. Now can I say no matter what he still drives me nuts. Everytime I hear him say "BUST IT BABY" it sounds like he is on his knees about to do u know what. LMAO!!!!!! His swagger and nasty ass lyrics drive me wild; especially the song with Tank on his first album "can I put some mayonaise in your salad".

    GOT DAMN IT I MUST BE GHETTO!!!! :)

  • missmiami

    FYI, I WAS REFERRING TO THE LYRIC.