Sir Mix-a-Lot Loves How Nicki Minaj Made ‘Baby Got Back’ Her Own

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Professor of buttology Sir Mix-a-Lot did a Reddit AMA yesterday to respond to many variations of the question, "Can you lie about big butts?" The answer: of course not! The other thing that everyone wanted to know was how he felt about Nicki Minaj's heavy sampling of his song, "Baby Got Back." He loves it! Read on below to hear about what he thinks of Macklemore and the Seattle hip-hop scene, why he hates flying, and who possesses his all-time favorite butt.

What's his buttermilk biscuit recipe?

Here we go:

  • Start car
  • Drive to nearest chicken restaurant in town
  • Get six pack of extra butter
  • Eat

That's my recipe, right there.

So, how does he really feel about Nicki Minaj sampling his song?

It's amazing how people - I guess maybe because they're not in the industry - but how people think I should be mad about the song. I think it's cool, she took part of the song, she made a Nicki Minaj song. I love the track, I have fun listening to the track, it's crazy as hell, and for a guy who likes butts, how can i look at the video and say I don't like it? I say more power to it. Go Nicki Go!

Who is the all-time butt champion?

OOOOH.

OOH HOO HOO. MAN. You know - I haven't seen Buffy the Body in a long time- OOH yes. She would hold the title, but I don't know how she's looking like now. If Buffy the Body could be seen, I could give you an answer, but until I see her now, I can't give you an answer.

How does he feel about Glee stealing Jonathan Coulton's cover of "Baby Got Back" without giving him credit?

Jonathan Coulton's cover of the song: You know, it's funny, I remember watching that and being real hesitant to comment on it. I love Jonathan's cover, and what happened is when Glee stole it, I loved the way he torched them! He gave it away for free and trumped it. So even though they covered the cover, I think he ended up winning in the end.

Who is his hero?

That's a good question. Probably my mom, I know it sounds corny. Now don't get me wrong, when I was growing up there were some pimps that would have been my heroes, but my mom wouldn't allow it. I used to look at pimps and be like "Wow...that's what I want to do." SMACK! I won't allow it! said my mom. So my mom, definitely.

Does 1-900-MIX-A-LOT still exist?

1-900-MIX-A-LOT has been disconnected permanently! We didn't do the age limit thing, so we got kicked out of there. And as far as liking big butts and being honest, that was the case when I was young, and as you get older, you have to fib a little bit, standards get a little lower. You might meet a girl, her butt might sag a little bit, but you tell her it's nice anyways. As you get older, you can't be picky.

What is the greatest butt-centric song?

WHEW.

That's a good question. Probably - I dunno. I'd have to say - of course I'm not gonna select my own. But "Back that ass up" was kind of powerful.

Reddit users asked in various forms, "What is something you're very fond of and not afraid to lie about?" This was one of his answers:

Money. OOHHH you thought I was gonna say butts, didn't you?!

Is he mad he's basically the guy with the big butt song?

No, it doesn't bother me at all. Here's my thing: i see a lot of artists that have hit records. And then for some reason, after they've gotten all that money from the record, they go on a campaign to diss the very record that made them rich. I think that's ignorant. That's one of the stupidest business models I've ever seen in my life.

Imagine this: McDonalds comes out with a commercial saying "We hate hamburgers." It makes no sense!

What does he think about fake silicone butts?

And what do I think about Facebook? Oh, fake butts. If you pay for it, you own it. That's the way I see it. Isn't that what girls say about wigs? If you pay for it, you own it. I never touched one, I want to grab one, see what it feels like.

Why does Sir-Mix-a-Lot hate flying?

Haha! We were on a flight coming into Atlanta, maybe like a 737, and we were in a holding pattern. And just to set the scene, I had some guys in my crew then who were ex-Gangbangers, these were hard motherfuckers, you know? So we hit this air pocket from hell, and I'm not exaggerating here, but I had a small shot glass full of orange juice. Now this doesn't sound like a lot, but imagine the force it takes to do this: okay, my orange juice lifted up maybe only 1/4 inch in ONE SOLID MASS.

Think about that for a minute.

It dropped SO HARD that my orange juice came completely up OFF of the glass in one mass and then just like that it was over.

When I looked behind me, all those hardcore gangbangers were praying.

After that, I was done with airplanes.

How does he feel about Macklemore?

I think Macklemore in my opinion - not only did he take Seattle music forward, but he really elevated the conversation in hiphop. He talked about things that were taboo. Like homosexuality, it was almost like dinosaurs, when it comes to homosexuality hiphop was almost like dinosaurs, something we were uncomfortable talking about, and Macklemore opened that door - beautifully, I might add.

On a scale of one to ten, how much does he like big butts?

Um...I think eleven? More or less. I mean - I'm sitting here with a woman right now, if you saw her ass, it looks like a sculpture, it's just so beautiful. OH MY GOODNESS. I would pay to smell her farts. You should see this thing.