Pocketbook

Album: Jennifer Hudson (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This Timbaland produced high-energy number features a rap by Ludacris, who portrays a randy would-be suitor.
  • Hudson sings to the randy man trying to pick her up, "Don't make me hit you with my pocketbook." To some, this conjures up an image of the singer throwing a diary or paperback book at the wooer's head. In fact Hudson is referring to a bag for carrying possessions and money, which a lady carries on her hand.
  • In the Sex and City movie, Hudson played Carrie Bradshaw's assistant, Louise. She told USA Today, that this song, "is sassy. It reminds you of Louise, because she's loving purses."

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