Some music critics have theorized that this song represents racial empowerment. In the early 1990’s, the standards of beauty were define in terms of white Caucasians. Body forms from other races — in the song’s case, African American women — were derided as non-ideal. The critics say that Mix-a-Lot brought the issue to the forefront by emphasizing the sort of beauty that comes naturally.
And those critics would be wrong. This song is actually about big butts. Seriously.