Altered Ego

Album: Fly on the Wall (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This sultry, bass-heavy track is from American R&B singer Bobby V's fourth album, Fly on the Wall. The Mississippi crooner recorded his first two albums under the name of Bobby Valentino but was forced to shorten his name because of a lawsuit involving a British musician who has been recording and performing under the name Bobby Valentino years before Bobby V had come on the scene. To throw a further spanner in the works, his real name is Bobby Wilson - we'll just refer to him as Bobby from now on!
  • The song finds Bobby taking on different roles as he fulfills the multiple desires of the women in his life. "Sometimes you want a missionary man. The other side of me is the crazy man," he explained to MTV News. "One side is the good side, the more 'I'm gonna do things the right way' [side]. The other side of me is the 'I'mma p-p-put it on ya' [side]! It's two different sides. That's my alter ego. I think that every woman, how they feel sometimes, they want a different kind of man. Sometimes they might want the candles lit, and they may want it slow and relaxing and bubble baths and all of the nice things. And sometimes they want you to pull their hair and woo-de-woo-woo-woo-woo crazy. So it just depends on the woman, the time and the place."
  • 50 Cent guests on this tune. Bobby told MTV News the G-Unit MC was keen to jump on the sensual track. "He heard the record and he was like, 'Man, you know what? I wanna hop on that.' And he did. It came out, he did his verse, he did it real quick and we made it happen."

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