The track itself is called "Beatbox Freestyle" -- as such, it doesn't actually have a hook. DaBaby barrels through bars and references for about two minutes straight. But halfway through he let's loose the lyrics that got the internet going:
"Using big words like I'm T.I, don't wanna get me started nigga turn me up niggas gone see why," he raps. "Nigga you a bitch, JoJo Siwa." Wait, what?
The backlash on social media was swift: why would a grown man refer to a 17-year-old as a bitch? Particularly when it was completely unprovoked? That criticism gave way to another thread of thought: did he even do that?
This all requires a little bit of context. DaBaby's real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, which could be JoJo for short. With this in mind, Siwa is pronounced similarly to "see why," making for a homophone. This sort of play on words is nothing new to rap. DaBaby took to Twitter to clear it all up.
"JoJo, my 3 year old princess is your number 1 fan," he wrote. "I bought her every product you have out. She think she you." We do want to point out, that's a lot of products.
\u201c@itsjojosiwa my 3 year old princess is your number 1 fan. I bought her every product you have out. She think she you.\ud83d\ude02\n\nDon\u2019t let em trick you into thinking id ever have a problem with you. My word play just went over their heads.\n\nAll love on my end shawty, Keep shinning! \ud83d\udc9d\u201d