Kandi Burruss’ Legs, Hips, Body: the meaning of the lyrics

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Legs, Hips, Body is a 2014 song written by Kandi Burruss as part of his musical A Mother’s Love. It went viral in 2022 for a very specific reason that we will immediately see, and which has to do only incidentally with the meaning of the lyrics.

Let’s go in order. Kandi is a successful American r’n’b singer-songwriter: in the golden years of the genre she participated in the writing of songs such as No Scrubs by TLC and Bills, Bills, Bills by Destiny ‘s Child. She has also released two solo albums and participated in several reality shows and television series in America.

The reason why her Legs, Hips, Body is back in everyone’s mouth today is rather coincidental: she shared the song on TioTok in May 2022 with this video, playing the song at the Lovers and Friends Festival in Las Vegas. In this way, TikTok people (re)discovered the song and started reinterpreting it in their own way. The song talks about body parts, but it does so with an atmosphere that may seem dark, so the way in which many TikTok creators have reinterpreted it is often in reference to dissatisfaction with one’s own body.

Legs, Hips, Body: the meaning of the lyrics

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Kandi Burruss – Legs, Hips, Body

The song Legs, Hips, Body does not actually have any dark meaning: it is the explicit expression of a woman who uses her body to satisfy the man she loves. With the use of the urban slang typical of hip hop / r&b and the braggy mood that the musical environment imposes, Kandi clearly says that she has a great man next to him, that she is happy with him and she satisfies him in bed whenever he needs it, wisely using the parts of her body that he loves.

Anytime that he wants
Imma make it pop
And at his request
I’ll make it drop
I’ll bounce, I’ll shake ’til he say stop
I give it give it give it give it all I got

Although TikTok users have seen a negative shadow in it, Legs, Hips, Body is actually a hymn to the pride of one’s body, as a tool to make a romantic relationship work. In the song there is also a part sung by the male voice, which wants to confirm to Kandi that this is the right thing to do. Always with hip hop slang and explicit language.

My hair is laid like
A b *** h who know to use her legs, hips, and body, honey
How you think I keep my bills paid
Lena, J, Ray, catch these teas
You better work, b *** h
Put it on him
Yes Gawd, do your job and keep him moaning

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The song lyrics

Legs and
Hips and
Body, body
(Let’s get ’em girls)
Body, body

I got a good man (yeah)
I plan on keeping him around
And I like the way (yeah)
He touches me and puts it down

Anytime that he wants
Imma make it pop
And at his request
I’ll make it drop
I’ll bounce, I’ll shake ’til he say stop
I give it give it give it give it all I got
Oh yeah

I just wanna make sure my man is happy when I’m with him
I know how to keep my man smiling
I know what to give him

I just give him
Legs and
Hips and
Body, body

I’m just gonna give him give him give him give him all I got
I’m gon’ give him give him all I got
When I give him
Legs and
Hips and
Body, body

My man keeps it poppin’
He knows just how to make me smile
No other can top him
No other guy can match his style

He knows that he has my heart on lock
‘Cause he feels when I put my love on top
I’ll wiggle, I’ll giggle, I’ll go nonstop
I’ll give it give it give it give him it all I got

I just wanna make sure my man is happy when I’m with him
I know how to keep my man smiling
I know what to give him

I just give him
Legs and
Hips and
Body, body

I’m just gonna give him give him give him give him all I got
I’m gon’ give him give him all I got
When I give him
Legs and
Hips and
Body, body

My hair is laid like
A b***h who know to use her legs, hips, and body, honey
How you think I keep my bills paid
Lena, J, Ray, catch these teas
You better work, b***h
Put it on him
Yes Gawd, do your job and keep him moaning
Legs and
Hips and
Body, body
Yes Gawd
You better go in
You better let have
Do it right here by the ring and be ya better half
Legs and
Hips and
Body, body
You better work, b***h
‘Nessa girl they got me down to the studio, honey
I had done gave the girls an ol’ nasty rap like I was a RaSheeda, honey
Girl, the girl was going out for a Grammy but I’ll settle for a BET Award
You better work, b***h