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    Shaggy Revealed The Real Meaning Behind "It Wasn't Me," And It's Shockingly "Not A Cheating Song"

    "It's an anti-cheating song. It's just that nobody listened to the record to the end."

    Shaggy has a stacked (and underrated) discography.

    Shaggy looks straight into the camera as he slightly smiles for a photo. He is wearing a striped shirt and a few pieces of jewelry

    There's his first big hit from 1995, "Boombastic."

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    The worldwide no. 1, "Angel."

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    And the often forgotten but should be celebrated more: "Luv Me, Luv Me" with Janet Jackson:

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    But his biggest hit by far is "It Wasn't Me."

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    For years, I thought this was a about cheating, but apparently, it's not.

    In an interview with People, Shaggy cleared the air.

    Shaggy posing for photographers with his Grammy

    "It was a big misconception with that song because that song is not a cheating song. It's an anti-cheating song. It's just that nobody listened to the record to the end," he said.

    Shaggy performing on stage

    "There's a part in the record where it's a conversation between two people and you have one guy, which is me at that point, giving that bad advice, like, 'Yo, bro, how could you get caught? Just tell her, ‘It wasn't me,'' and then at the end, the guy says, 'I'm going to tell her that I'm sorry for the pain that I've caused. I've been listening to your reasoning, it makes no sense at all. Going to tell her that I'm sorry for the pain that I've caused. You might think that you're a player, but you're completely lost."

    "Nobody hears that part! That's what the song says. But everybody's just caught up on that, 'It wasn't me, it wasn't me.' It's an anti-cheating song," he said.

    "No one ever really buys into that, and I keep explaining it to people. Then, they go listen to it back and be like, 'Oh dude, I totally missed that.'"

    An "anti-cheating" song? News to me!

    Do with that what you will.

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