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Naughty By Nature
Naughty By Nature

Meaning of the song O.P.P by Naughty By Nature, and what does it mean

The Jackson 5's "ABC" and Melvin Bliss' "Synthetic Substitution" are sampled in the song. "O.P.P." stands for "other people's pussy" and "other people's penis," and the lyrics discuss sexual adultery.

Treach stated, "'O.P.P.' is about crazy messing with other people's girls," in a New York Times interview. Everyone is aware of that—guys and females making mistakes, you get the idea. Everyone can relate to it as it continues, including men and women. It also has a party hook that makes everyone want to groove to it."

"Down wit' O.P.P." was its catchphrase, and it became popular in the US in the early 1990s.

Various media sources' selections of the greatest rap songs ever recorded put this song as number one.

Lyrics of the song O.P.P by Naughty By Nature

Army with harmony

Dave drop a load on 'em


OPP, how can I explain it

I'll take you frame by frame it

To have y'all jumpin' shall we singin' it

O is for Other, P is for People scratchin' temple

The last P...well...that's not that simple

It's sorta like another way to call a cat a kitten

It's five little letters that are missin' here

You get on occassion at the other party

As a game 'n it seems I gotta start to explainin'

Bust it

You ever had a girl and met her on a nice hello

You get her name and number and then you feelin' real mellow

You get home, wait a day, she's what you wanna know about

Then you call up and it's her girlfriend or her cousin's house

It's not a front, F to the R to the O to the N to the T

It's just her boyfriend's at her house (Boy, that's what is scary)

It's OPP, time other people's what you get it

There's no room for relationship there's just room to hit it

How many brothers out there know just what I'm gettin' at

Who thinks it's wrong 'cos I'm splittin' and co-hittin' at

Well if you do, that's OPP and you're not down with it

But if you don't, here's your membership



You down with OPP (Yeah you know me) [x3]

Who's down with OPP (Every last homie)

You down with OPP (Yeah you know me) [x3]

Who's down with OPP (All the homies)


As for the ladies, OPP means something gifted

The first two letters are the same but the last is something


It's the longest, loveliest, lean- I call it the leanest

It's another five letter word rhymin' with cleanest and meanest

I won't get into that, I'll do it...ah...sorta properly

I say the last P...hmmm...stands for property

Now lady here comes a kiss, blow a kiss back to me, now tell me


Have you ever known a brother who have another like ah girl or wife

And you just had to stop and just 'cos he look just as nice

You looked at him, he looked at you and you knew right away

That he had someone but he was gonna be yours anyway

You couldn't be seen with him and honestly you didn't care

'Cos in a room behind a door no one but y'all are there

When y'all are finish, y'all can leave and only y'all would know

And then y'all could throw the skeleton bones right in the closet do'

Now don't be shocked 'cos if you're down I want your hands up high

Say OPP (OPP) I like to say with pride

Now when you do it, do it well and make sure that it counts

You're now down with a discount



You down with OPP (Yeah you know me) [x3]

Who's down with OPP (Every last lady)

You down with OPP (Yeah you know me) [x3]

Who's down with OPP (All the ladies)


This girl ah tried to OPP me

I had a girl and she knew that matter-of-fact my girl was partner's


Had a fall out, disagreement, yeah an argument

She tried to do me so we did it in my apartment, bust it

That wasn't the thing it must have been the way she hit the ceiling

'Cos after that she kept on coming back and catchin' feelings

I said, "Let's go my girl is coming so you gotta leave"

She said, "Oh no, I love you Treach" I said, "Now child please"

You gots to leave, come grab your coat, right now you gotta go

I said now look you to the stairs and to the stairwindow

This was a thing, a little thing, you shouldn't have put your heart

'Cos you know I was OPP, hell from the very start

Come on, come on, now let me tell you what it's all about

When you get down, you can't go 'round runnin' off at the mouth

That's rule number one in this OPP establishment

You keep your mouth shut and it won't get back to her or him

Exciting isn't it, a special kinda business

Many of you will catch the same sorta OPP is you with

Him or her for sure is going to admit it

When OPP comes, damn-- skippy I'm with it



You down with OPP (Yeah you know me) [x3]

Who's down with OPP (This whole party)

You down with OPP (Yeah you know me) [x3]

Who's down with OPP (This whole party)


Break it down!

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Vincent Brown, Anthony Criss, Keir Gist, The Corporation, Herb Rooney


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