Backstreet Boys explain the meaning of ‘I Want It That Way’ to Chrissy Teigen
Released in April 1999, Backstreetboys’ “I Want It That Way” is nineteen years old. And only now, after all this time, Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to express her doubts about the lyrics of the song.
“I never wanna hear you say, ‘I want it that way’ cause i want it that way. He doesn’t wanna hear it because he is the one that wants it that way? He wants to be the one to say it? Also what is “it”?” John Legend’s wife tweeted.
“It seems they both want it the same way but are fighting over who gets to say they want it that way,” Teigen continued in a second tweet.
Backstreetboys responded promptly from their group’s Twitter account: “Don’t wanna hear you say that you want heartaches and mistakes… or to be 2 worlds apart. We don’t want you to want “it” that way – that’s the way we want it… for you to not want it that way.”
Now everything is clearer.