The video is very raunchy and sexually explicit. It features Aguilera in some kind of underworld wearing very little clothing. In one scene, she wins a fight, and in another she dances suggestively in a shower. It created a new image for Aguilera, who suffered a breakdown before recording the album and wanted to take more control of her career. She was 21 when this was released.
Shortly after the video came out, Tina Fey said on Saturday Night Live that it "Gave her television genital warts."
In the boxing ring scene of the video, there are posters promoting the sex industry in Thailand. Written in Thai, they read, "Thailand's Sex Tourism" and "Young Underage Girls." The Thai TV stations banned the video and the government asked for an apology, which they got from the video's director, David LaChapelle, who claimed he had no idea what the posters said and had no intention of offending the people of Thailand.
The extra "R" in the title is intentional. Nelly did the same thing earlier in the year on his hit "Hot In Herre
" and the rapper Chingy did it in 2003 on "Right Thurr." The bonus letter is supposed to emphasize the title, not just screw up our spell-checker.
This was the first single from Aguilera's sophomore album. Her first album was released in 1999 and sold over 8 million copies.
Redman does the rap in this song.
The song didn't get a lot of radio play, but the video did very well. It was #1 on MTV's Total Request Live, and most likely responsible for sending more than one adolescent directly through puberty.