From The Vault: Tweet – ‘Oops (Oh My) (Ft. Missy Elliott)’

Published: Sunday 27th Feb 2011 by Trent

This week’s From The Vault selection comes from Tweet and is probably 1 of the most memorable songs of the early 2000s. ‘Oops (Oh My)’ featured the singer’s mentor, Missy Elliott, and was produced by former hitmaker Timbaland.

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The controversial yet infectious track managed to peak at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Official UK Singles Chart, much to the dismay of several conservative listeners. To date, Tweet has been unable to match the song’s success in either territory.

‘Oops…’ is a song that encourages people to sing along and just let loose! However, what was probably most noteworthy about this clip was Tweet’s ability to embrace her “buttery brown” skin, therefore defying the ‘light is right’ standards of beauty which plague women of colour to this day. I looked over to the left…

Thoughts?

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  1. ITS XTINASDISCIPLE B****** February 27, 2011

    MISSY MY GURL, REAL QUEEN OF HIP-HOP/RAP !!!

  2. THEMUSICPROFESSOR February 27, 2011

    this is one of timbaland’s best produced tracks imo

  3. Karla February 27, 2011

    I thought yall posted this already this year? lol I love tweet though

  4. dboy (Bey’Knight) February 27, 2011

    awww i loved this joint rite ere

    i have no qualms with it being about female masturbation , the fact that that even raised eyebrows in the first place echoes the double standards in our society.

    trent, skin colour? really, after the week bey’s had, do we really need to kick up that dust again?

    P.S. MISSY WHERE THAT “NEW” ALBUM AT???

    and here’s hoping rihannaforever and her minions don’t hijack this post as well.. am sick of scrolling a mile to find comments relevant to the post

  5. loumorgan February 27, 2011

    i really loved that song
    the wanted to make tweet the next “baby girl”
    after aaliyah passing and when she figured
    that was not her direction they cut her off

    her new style is strange but i still dig her music
    holla from paris france really love your site

    my first music video in here..

    http://www.usershare.net/g1o0qoeh1y56

  6. 123456 February 27, 2011

    lol the way u write things is very gay and she i looked over to the left lmao

    btw i love gays but just sayin

  7. 123456 February 27, 2011

    and why is every from the vault with only female music?

    not one dude.

  8. Huh? February 27, 2011

    I LOVE this song OMW. I also Love ‘Turn The Lights Off’ now thats what you call music

  9. Fred February 27, 2011

    ^ They have done guys in From the Vault before – Seal, Usher etc.

    PS: Gurrrrrllllllll…this song was the s***!

  10. the kiddz February 27, 2011

    “ability to embrace her “buttery brown” skin”

    When you say that, you’re just implying that people have a problem with their skin color. Ability to embrace? This skin color debate is tired.

    Anyway, love the song.

  11. the kiddz February 27, 2011

    And women aren’t the only ones being plagued by it.

  12. Bubbles February 27, 2011

    Yaaaaasssss!! This was and still is my jam! I feel so s*** when I listen to this!

    “so shook I had to catch breath”

    *whines down to the floor, dips then snakes hips for dear life*

  13. BREEZYTHEBEST February 27, 2011

    Damn Tweet where you at,this use to be my s***.

  14. Little kimberly DAMNIT! February 27, 2011

    One of my favorites. When I was 12 years old I didn’t know what the hell I was singing about I just knew this was a dope song and the video was s*** as hell. I’m about to put this on my itunes and ipod !

  15. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛalexisR-ΑΛΕΞΙΣ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·ヅ February 27, 2011

    @Karla

    Yea last year lol.

    Tweet is a beast.

  16. Dave February 28, 2011

    This was my damn song! I thought she would blow up, but… sadly she didn’t

  17. Neickha February 28, 2011

    haha My mom used to get mad when this came on the radio..Love this song.

  18. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ February 28, 2011

    I used to love this song! I loved her other song, “Call Me” more though! I thought she was a pretty decent artist. I don’t think she’s a particularly cute chick, but her skin is flawless.

  19. The Naked Truth February 28, 2011

    ‘ former hitmaker Timbaland…”

    Trent Gurl….For ONCE can you write a story without throwning some shade?

    In the words of Lil Kim….You must NOT be getting Paid for all the SHADE you be throwing.

  20. BEEYONCED February 28, 2011

    LITTLE DO YOU KNOW ….THESE B!TCHES BEEN FUKKIN’ W/ EACH OTHER!!!!
    Til things went real ugly and the Southern Hummingbird got dropped and unrelevant where she came from.

  21. TIMMI February 28, 2011

    She does briefly mention her skin colour but she is hardly making a statement and it is nothing work noting or classifying as “defying standards of beauty”. If you want to look for that then look for India Arie (“Brown Skin”)…

  22. Quincy February 28, 2011

    I miss them both. Whatever happened to Tweet?\

    Songwriter Series Profile: Makeba Riddick http://bit.ly/fZeaXk

  23. BDABOSS February 28, 2011

    Hey Trent, how is Timbaland considered a “former” hit maker?

  24. Trey S February 28, 2011

    “former hitmaker timbaland”? this is crazy to say that but the guys who manage this website are the most hating haters I ever saw..damn

  25. Stupid Trent February 28, 2011

    So mean’t Beyonce when you “looked over to the left” didn’t you?

  26. bwhine February 28, 2011

    i lOvE tweet…she makes amazing music. I really hope she works with Missy and Tim again. I miss the old days. Tweet please come back!!!!!!!!! PLEASEEEEE

  27. NE-YO*STAN February 28, 2011

    Wow… you said former hitmaker like Timbaland died or something. #dead

  28. sdsf February 28, 2011

    Life is so lonely. It’s time to renew it !

    😛 ~~~Blac k’ Whi te’ Flir ts. C’ 0- M ~~~ which gives you a chance to make your life better, the best place to meet black & white sing les. You are surely to find your special someone among thousands of members!!

    @@@@@
    Give it a try, you will have a d at e soon !!!

  29. JonathanGardnerTV February 28, 2011

    OMGGG

    Trent I know you’ve been dipping into my favourite collection because you’ve done it again omg! I love this song so much!

    Such a banger omg. I still play it regularly!

    http://www.youtube.com/JonathanGardnerTV

  30. CHOCOLATE_BOX February 28, 2011

    Tweet very beautiful women.What happen 2 her?Missy like someone said should be crowned the Queen of hip hop. She is crazy talented & this was a clever track she wrote about self pleasing yourself. Tims beat was fire. This is the type of Timbo beats I miss by him.

  31. Kisses February 28, 2011

    YAS! I love Tweet. Shes an amazing artist, this song and many more are proof of that. Timbo use to be the freakin best producer walking planet earth, What the hell happened?! Come back to use Timbo, and change the game once again. Im begging you 🙂

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