Say what? BBC Radio listeners think that Selena Gomez’s new song, ‘Good For You,’ opens up with her saying she’s ‘farting carrots.’ Uh, gross. Thankfully, she cleared up this lyric mishap in a new interview.
If you thought that the first line in Selena Gomez, 23, new song, “Good For You” is something about “farting carrots,” amazingly, you’re not the only one. Yes, some fans of the “Come & Get It” singer were confused by the lyrics of her hit single and Selena had to clarify what exactly she was singing on the track!
BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills got to the bottom of this issue during his interview with Selena on Aug. 14. Selena had called in for a chat to talk about her new music and her upcoming album, Revival. At first, Scott was reluctant to bring up the carrots question. He actually put Selena on hold so he could ask co-host Chris Stark if he should even mention it!
“She’s just been talking about how sexy and sensual the song is and now I’m going to ask if the first line is about farting carrots,” Scott told Chris. Unbelievable! After Scott put Selena back on the call, he found the strength to tell her “a lot of [his] listeners think the first line ‘I’m farting carrots.'”
Awkward? Actually, no. Selena broke out in a huge laugh! “Wouldn’t that just start the tone really sexy?” said Selena. “And like that’s what you want to hear a girl say?” Of course, the line is “I’m a 14 carat,” which means that she’s a very valuable diamond. As Selena pointed out, the word “fourteen” and “farting” sound very similar in British English. “It’s…because you guys have the accent,” she said, “so it does kind of sound like that. For sure.”
Well, a carrot is as close as a rabbit gets to a diamond, so we could possibly understand the confusion if the BBC listeners were bunnies. But, no — this is just so, so silly. Thankfully, Selena had a sense of humor about the whole thing while putting an end to this strange and slightly gross lyric mishap.
There was no confusion over what Selena said when she dropped A$AP Rocky’s verse from “Good For You” during a visit to KISS FM in Los Angeles. Selena’s mic skills were on point as she rocked Rocky’s lines from their hit. Nice! Selena showed that the girl could spit a clear verse when she needs to.
Did you confuse Selena’s lyrics on “Good For You,” HollywoodLifers? Or do you think this is kind of outrageous?
— Jason Brow