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    18 Facts About '90s/'00s Music Videos That Will Probably Blow Millennials Minds

    You will never watch "...Baby One More Time" the same way ever again, probably.

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    1. Britney Spears' love interest in the "...Baby One More Time" music video was actually her real-life cousin.

    2. The fist pump choreography in the "Bye Bye Bye" music video was inspired by the Black Power fist salute.

    Years after they shot the video, the choreographer, Darren Dewitt Henson, told Billboard: "The choreography simply was a combination of a few things: the puppeteers-style dancing, which came from them singing about feeling like puppets on a string on the original track; then the Black Power fist -- at the time the group did not know where the move come from, they just enjoyed doing the move. This is the first time I’ve actually talked about it."

    3. In Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" music video there's a poster that says "Thailand's Sex Industry" and "Young Underage Girls" in Thai. The video's director, David LaChapelle, later issued an apology.

    LaChapelle issued an apology to Thailand, the country, saying "Thailand is a beautiful country with a long cultural history that I truly respect. I would never intentionally do anything to insult the people of Thailand. Please accept my deepest apologies."

    4. AJ McClean was high on cocaine during the filming of "The Call" music video. It was the first time he ever tried it.

    Apparently that's why he wore sunglasses in the video.

    5. In the dance scenes in "Pop," Joey Fatone was replaced by the choreographer Wade Robson because Joey had a broken foot.

    That's not Joey.

    6. The wedding dress Mariah Carey wears in her 2005 classic, "We Belong Together," music video is actually the same one she wore when she married Tommy Mottola in 1993. They divorced in 1998.

    7. In Britney's "Sometimes" video, a girl scratches her crotch.

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    The most iconic "vagina scratch" of the late '90s

    8. Channing Tatum is a shirtless bartender in Ricky Martin "She Bangs" music video.

    9. LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Robertson found out they were kicked out of Destiny's Child after seeing the "Say My Name" video. Their vocals are still featured on the song, even though the new members Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin are in the video.

    10. In "Hit Em Up Style" Blu sings "So I went to Neiman-Marcus on a shopping spree/And on the way I grabbed Soley and Mia," BUT in the music video she's definitely not at Neiman-Marcus...

    just realized in the video for Blu Cantrell’s “hit em up style” she doesn’t shop at Neiman Marcus but rather:

    ...she's at Neircus Marman 😭

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    11. Blink-182 weren't actually naked in in "What's My Age Again" video. They wore flesh-colored Speedos for most of the video.

    12. It took Beyoncé one-and-half months to learn the choreography to "Single Ladies." During the shoot, they did the routine 50 times and broke multiple pairs of high heels because they were dancing so hard.

    13. Baby Spice taught the girls moves in the "Say You'll Be There" music video because she actually knew karate.

    14. Blink-182 pretended to be a boy band in their music video for "All The Small Things," then 11 years later, a real boy band, One Direction, filmed their video for "What Makes You Beautiful" at the exact same beach Blink did.

    15. The director of "Cry Me A River," Francis Lawrence, originally pitched the "Cry Me A River" music video concept to Faith Hill.

    He told Dazed: "Doing music videos I had a library of ideas and (this one) I had tried to sell to other people before and it had never worked, because they were always afraid of being portrayed in a negative light. The only person I can remember that I (adapted) it for – and obviously, it was a different approach – was Faith Hill."

    16. Missy Elliott was apparently "trashed" while shooting part of "Work It."

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    Dave Meyers, the director, said in one scene he kept on replacing Missy's glass with alcohol instead of water, he said: "We shot that take maybe seven times from different angles, so by the time that was over, she was trashed. She was so smiley. ... And just then, coincidentally, Janet Jackson came to visit us and bless us with her presence. Missy was talking all kinds of gibberish to Janet. It was really a good time."

    17. Jennifer Lopez almost didn't wear her iconic Juicy tracksuit in her "I'm Real" video. At the time, "a little known company" called Juicy sent her a bunch of clothes to hang out and chill on the set in. But, Jen loved them so much she decided to wear them in the video.

    18. And, classically, last but certainly not least, Kelly Rowland used Excel to text Nelly in the "Dilemma" music video...

    ...but the best part is she got pissed when she wouldn't answer him back.

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