" is a song by American R&B
, featuring American rapper Too Short
. Written by Kelis, Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford
, Too Short, and Sean Garrett
, it was released in the United States in May 2006 as the lead single
from Kelis' fourth studio album, Kelis Was Here
(2006). The song peaked at number sixteen on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
, making it the singer's second biggest Hot 100 hit thus far, as well as Too Short's only top 40 hit to date. While "Bossy" entered the top ten in Finland and the top twenty in Australia and New Zealand, it failed to chart or sell noticeably elsewhere.
It is believed that the track features a response to 50 Cent
's 2005 song "Piggy Bank
". In "Bossy", Kelis states "That's right, I brought all the boys to the yard/And that's right, I'm the one tattooed on his arm
", in response to 50 Cent rapping, "Kelis said her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard/Then Nas went and tattooed the bitch on his arm
" in his song. The lyric "I'm the first girl to scream on a track"
refers to her debut single "Caught out There
", in which she "screamed" the chorus. The lyric "I'm back with an 808"
refers to the Roland TR-808
drum machine, which was used to create the drum beat.
On December 11, 2006, "Bossy" was certified double platinum by the RIAA
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