Album: Love.Angel.Music.Baby (2005)
Charted: 44 21
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  • This song is about living the high-life but not being wasteful with money. Stefani wrote it with No Doubt bass player Tony Kanal.
  • This samples "Between The Sheets" by The Isley Brothers. Stefani is not the first artist to sample this song; it was used on Whitney Houston's "One Of These Days" and Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa." >>
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    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR, for above 2
  • Guest vocals on the single mix come from rapper Slim Thug.
  • The video, shot by Sophie Muller, marks her ninth video with Gwen Stefani. The singer told the director her idea for a clip about the life of a Latina "chola" girl. Stefani told MTV News: "Usually I have [a video concept] right when I write the song. I had this one vision of this girl that was from high school named Mercedes... she's very inspiring. She's this total like chola girl, white face, and she used to sit in class and put on tons of makeup. And I used to just watch her, mesmerized. And she would just wear this dark liner and this red lipstick and she had this safety pin and she'd be picking her eyelashes apart. She hadn't taken that mascara off for months."
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Comments: 6

  • Mary Helen from HomeStefani stated that "[the] song really is more about a love relationship. If you really listen to the lyrics, it has nothing to do with money or luxury. It has to do with love, being rich in love. I just wanted to think of a clever way to express how you have to work really hard for the rewards of that."
  • Nady from Adelaide, Australialove Gwennie...hate this song and the video, she looks cheap n nasty.....yuck
  • Milla from Fredericksburg, VaHmm...I thought it was about love.
    Money/Luxury being a metaphor for how in love they are.
  • Sum Sum from New DelhiGwen is flithy rich..the song doesnt necessarily talk about getting rich by drug trafficking. Gwen can really afford all the richness mentioned in the song. i love the song...its about the good time(luxurious) she spends with her boo. the first outfit in the videp she s wearing is of Vivian Westwood. that costs 2200 pounds.
  • Aaron from Los Angeles, CaIs She Trying to be a "chola" or a mexican gangbanger from L.A.?
  • Abbigail from Topeka, KsI think the song is about drug dealing, and how they are rich afterwards.
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