Everyone Relax: The ‘Electric Slide’ Is NOT About A Vibrator

by Krystal Franklin

June 29, 2018

Photo by Peathegee Inc

Color us surprised. And somewhat grossed out. And now insert relief. Earlier this week an inaccurate source reported the iconic family-friendly song was about a woman’s time with a vibrator. Reportedly Neville Livingston, the writer behind The Electric Slide, said, “I’m surprised it took people this long to figure out.” Apparently, he wrote the song after a girlfriend told him she didn’t need him because she had a toy she nicknamed the “electric slide”.

But now Livingston is speaking out, denying the rumors. Let’s take a look at the lyrics below before we get to his statement.

Once Black Twitter got ahold of this, the reactions were epic! We rounded up a few of our favorites.

Hilarious! Now back to Livingston. The 71-year-old released a statement to EDM adamantly denying the rumors, “At no time have I ever lent credence to a rumor that the song was inspired by anything other than Eddie Grant’s Electric Avenue. To state otherwise is a falsehood and offends my legacy, the legacy of the singer Marcia Griffiths, and tarnishes the reputation of a song beloved by millions of fans the world over.”

Welp. That was a close one and admittedly fun while it lasted. Watch the original version below.

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