Back in 2002, Kelly Rowland and Nelly teamed up to collaborate on the single Dilemma and we all remember the video, right ?
I do, but the part where she was sitting in the window texting Nelly from her two way pager, in an excel spreadsheet… I did not see that, until literally 15 years later….
There was a meme going around about it, see above and everyone has literally had an awe moment, because I remember that video being in heavy rotation, but I somehow missed that part… Nelly has addressed this before… But I wanted to hear from her myself!
Now she’s finally acknowledging the meme and talking about that moment in a new interview with news.au:
Finally, I want to ask you about an incredible moment that happens in the video for your 2002 Nelly duet Dilemma. We see you sending Nelly a text via Microsoft Excel, then looking angry when he doesn’t respond.
I know, that damn text, right? I don’t get it! I don’t get it. What is it, Microchip?
Microsoft Excel. So, like, you’re texting him asking where he’s at — but you’re writing it in Microsoft Excel. He’s not gonna get that text.
OK, so that wasn’t supposed to show up. And nobody knew that years later someone would look at it and go, ‘Oh my god, that’s Microsoft text’. They were supposed to transpose a cuter message in, I guess, that would not look like it was written in [Excel].
It’s funny the life that it continues to have.
It comes up every two months, no lie. At first I had to get my sister to explain it to me: ‘It’s Microsoft Excel and it makes no sense. He’s never gonna see it, Kelly.’ I was like, ‘Ohhhhhhhhh’.