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Sir Mix-A-Lot And CNN's Jake Tapper Talked About Butts And Honesty On Twitter And It Was Awesome

Just another reason we should all be thankful for Twitter.

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It all started when a fan asked CNN's Jake Tapper what kind of jams he was currently rocking on his iPhone:

@jaketapper I don't care about news today - tell us what music is on your iphone.

Nick@whereishawkins

@jaketapper I don't care about news today - tell us what music is on your iphone.

10:48 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It was a Sunday morning, so the host of The Lead was at home with his family.

@whereishawkins today has been all about appeasing my son w Despicable Me 2 soundtrack

Jake Tapper@jaketapper

@whereishawkins today has been all about appeasing my son w Despicable Me 2 soundtrack

10:57 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The fan took the opportunity to pitch a "Pop Lead" segment:

@jaketapper You should do something on your show about valuable life lessons learned from 1990s rap.

Nick@whereishawkins

@jaketapper You should do something on your show about valuable life lessons learned from 1990s rap.

10:59 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then it began...

@whereishawkins Sir Mix-A-Lot (@therealmix) taught me not to lie

Jake Tapper@jaketapper

@whereishawkins Sir Mix-A-Lot (@therealmix) taught me not to lie

11:05 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@jaketapper @whereishawkins I try to set an example

Sir Mix-A-Lot@therealmix

@jaketapper @whereishawkins I try to set an example

11:06 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@therealmix one might also admire your war on nefarious societal pressures aka "so Cosmo says you're fat/well I ain't down with that"

Jake Tapper@jaketapper

.@therealmix one might also admire your war on nefarious societal pressures aka "so Cosmo says you're fat/well I ain't down with that"

11:10 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@jaketapper You Sir... are a dialectician. Impressive

Sir Mix-A-Lot@therealmix

@jaketapper You Sir... are a dialectician. Impressive

11:15 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@therealmix an honor being praised by royalty, Sir. Rooting for Sea-town in the Bowl. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Jake Tapper@jaketapper

.@therealmix an honor being praised by royalty, Sir. Rooting for Sea-town in the Bowl. Have a wonderful Sunday!

11:21 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@jaketapper I've crossed 8 fingers and 4 toes

Sir Mix-A-Lot@therealmix

@jaketapper I've crossed 8 fingers and 4 toes

11:22 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then Twitter, ahem, butted in:

@jaketapper @therealmix Notable that Tapper is being evasive on his position on big butts.

Brian Hurn@brianhurn

@jaketapper @therealmix Notable that Tapper is being evasive on his position on big butts.

11:25 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@brianhurn @therealmix I'm agnostic on all gluteal issues, comes with the job

Jake Tapper@jaketapper

@brianhurn @therealmix I'm agnostic on all gluteal issues, comes with the job

11:26 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@brianhurn @jaketapper Jake is fiercely protective of his brand

Sir Mix-A-Lot@therealmix

@brianhurn @jaketapper Jake is fiercely protective of his brand

11:29 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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