People Are Only Just Realizing The NSFW Meaning Behind Ariana Grande And Nicki Minaj’s ‘Side To Side’

Senior Pop Culture Editor
09.01.16 5 Comments

The sweaty lyrics to Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s Soul Cycle commercial jingle “Side to Side” aren’t exactly subtle. The chorus goes, “I’ve been here all night / I’ve been here all day / And boy me walkin’ side to side.” Grande’s proudly boasting that she’s been with her man for hours, and they’ve been having so much sex, she’s having trouble walking. And just in case Nicki’s “ride dick bicycle” wasn’t obvious enough, Grande confirmed to reporters at the VMAs, “That whole song is about riding leading to soreness.”

Still, some people (read: dorks) are very confused.

Girls creator Lena Dunham recently tweeted, “Jack just explained that the song Side to Side is about getting railed so hard you can’t walk. SO MANY EMOTIONZ.” (Speaking of E•MO•TIONs: the “Jack” in Lena’s tweet is Bleachers/fun. member Jack Antonoff, who wrote “Sweetie” for Carly Rae Jepsen. Unless “sweetie, sweetie” is code for something I’m not aware of, that song is not about post-coital limping.) She’s not the only one to have her world rocked.

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