“Can a gay girl get an amen?”
So asks Reneé Rapp on her new single “Not My Fault,” a collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion — a bisexual power couple if we’ve ever seen one. The track is part of the soundtrack for the new Mean Girls movie, an adaptation of the Broadway musical where Rapp played queen bee Regina George.
Rapp is reprising her role for the movie, and this time, Regina is clearly the star of the show. Her face has been front and center on posters and promos, and “Not My Fault” is her latest contribution to the Mean Girls zeitgeist. A snippet of the song has gone viral across the internet, particularly for lyrics suggesting that Rapp’s version of Regina may be sapphic like she is.
The track opens with a sample of Lindsay Lohan’s dialogue from the original Mean Girls, saying, “You know what? It’s not my fault you’re, like, in love with me or something!” That line was originally delivered by Lohan’s Cady Heron to Janis Ian, accusing her of being gay — a fitting start to a song about attracting lots of attention from other girls.
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On the chorus, Rapp sings, “It’s not my fault you came with her but she might leave with me.” In the second verse, she amps the lesbianism up to 11: “Get her number, get her name / Get a good thing while you can / Kiss a blonde , kiss a friend / Can a gay girl get an amen?”
Megan has some cheeky reference to Mean Girls in her verse, too: “It’s funny how the mean girl open all the doors / I been told y’all, I’m the Black Regina George,” she raps.
The track’s cover art is just as suggestive as its lyrics, showing Rapp and Megan posing together from behind. “Meg told me to put my ass out so I put my ass out,” Rapp said about the photo on social media — so we can thank Megan for blessing our timelines.
Fans of Rapp, Megan, and Mean Girls are already entering a frenzy, even before the song’s full release.
“Not My Fault” officially releases tomorrow on Friday, December 15. Until then, there’s a new featurette for the film that features the first clip of Rapp singing as Regina at the 0:40 second mark. It’s, like, so fetch. The movie hits theaters on January 12.
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