Lil Jon Says ‘Bend Ova’ Lyrics Come from Watching YouTube, Wants to Host Game Shows

By Courtney E. Smith

Anyone who has ever listened to “Turn Down for What” (or “Yeah!” for that matter) has doubtlessly wondered how Lil Jon comes up with those amazing lyrics of his. Even if they aren’t complex, one must admit they’re catchy.

While the former just kind of came to him in the studio, the same cannot be said for his latest single, “Bend Ova” had a more direct source of inspiration.

In an interview with 92.3 AMP/New York (a CBS Radio station), Jon said the words “hands on your knees / bounce that ass like a yoga ball” were inspired by watching women dance on YouTube.

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“Whenever I do songs like this, I always look at videos of women dancing,” Jon said. “You know, you go on the Internet, you gotta be able to paint a picture, so you need to see. I’m looking at videos and in this one video I’m looking at this girl’s ass is so big and she’s got yoga pants on. Her ass is so big it looked like a yoga ball to me…And everybody’s been in the gym, everybody’s bounced a yoga ball once or twice. You know what a bouncing yoga ball looks like. That’s where that line came from.”

Bouncing yoga balls isn’t Jon’s only interest. He also admitted his plans are to get more time on TV. He’d like to extend his brand to some unexpected places, inspired by middle America’s embrace of his turn on The Apprentice.

“I want to get into game shows. I want to be a game show host, because I’m a people person.”

His favorite? Family Feud.

Fans need not worry that TV is going to stop Jon, though — he also promised new music is coming this year.


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