FOX 5 Anchor Mistakes Shaggy for the Baha Men In On Air Blunder
Dancehall powerhouse trio Shaggy, Sean Paul and Spice are still surfing the high tides created by their mega-hit single Go Down Deh. The Big S’s, as they call themselves, appeared on FOX 5’s Good Day DC last Monday to talk about their collaboration on the track but things went south when news anchor Jeannette Reyes asked Shaggy what was the meaning of his song, Who Let The Dogs Out meant.
Confidently seeking insight for the viewers, Reyes told Shaggy that one of his tracks had been trending in the past weeks for being among ‘songs that you didn’t know the meaning of and what the lyrics meant.’
Reyes proceeded to ask Shaggy, “Can you tell us what the meaning of that song is and the lyrics?” After identifying the track again as Who Let The Dogs Out, Shaggy responded, “Oh, that’s not my song … that’s the Baha Men.”
The embarrassed host immediately apologized and, like a true professional, switched the conversation to take in Sean Paul and Spice’s beachfront scenery and then wrapped up the interview.
However, co-anchor Melanie Alnwick couldn’t let the opportunity slide by adding a witty pun of Jeannette’s blunder.
“Shaggy totally dropped the ball. When you said, ‘tell me the meaning of your song, Who Let The Dogs Out’ he should have said ‘It Wasn’t Me’,” she said referring to one of Shaggy’s actual songs and what was his multi-platinum-selling hit in 2000 with Reggae singer Rikrok.
Coincidentally, the same year, the Bahamian roots reggae band, Baha Men released their Grammy Award-winning hit song Who Let the Dogs Out.
Shaggy’s collab with Spice and Paul on the infectiously catchy Go Down Deh shot straight to the top of the iTunes Reggae Chart and hit No. 1 trending on the local YouTube charts for two consecutive weeks upon its release a month ago. The Jay Will-directed video is currently holding down the No. 12 spot with more than 9.8 million views.