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18 Surprising Things You Don't Know About Barbie

All those years spent playing together and you didn't even know her real name.

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Rappin' Rockin' Barbie commercial:

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This was the cringe-inducing message written on the back of the Rappin' Rockin' Barbie box:

"When you and your friends

are in a dancin' mood,

Hip-hop to the Boom Box beat

with a cool attitude.

Barbie says, 'Yo! Come on, guys,

and all you fly girls too.

Rap 'n rhyme 'cause now it's time

to show what you can do!'"

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Totally Hair Barbie commercial:

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18. Aqua's 1997 song, "Barbie Girl," was the subject of the lawsuit Mattel v. MCA Records. In 2002, Mattel lost the lawsuit, a Court of Appeals ruled that the song was protected under the First Amendment as "parody and a social commentary."

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In 2009, despite the lawsuit, Mattel released a music video of Barbie singing, “Barbie Girl” (a re-recorded version with modified lyrics):

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