Mrs. Officer

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"Mrs. Officer"
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Single by Lil Wayne featuring Bobby Valentino and Kidd Kidd
from the album Tha Carter III
B-side"A Milli"
ReleasedJuly 11, 2008
Format
Recorded2007
GenreDirty rap
Length4:47 (main/album version)
3:56 (clean radio edit)
4:35 (video mix)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Deezle
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Swagga Like Us"
(2008)
"Mrs. Officer"
(2008)
"Cuddy Buddy"
(2008)
Bobby Valentino singles chronology
"Gimme Dat"
(2008)
"Mrs. Officer"
(2008)
"Beep"
(2008)

"Mrs. Officer" is the fourth single from Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter III. Its lyrics explore the tension between criminal suspects and police officers[citation needed] by means of the image of sexual tension in the relationship between Lil Wayne and a female police officer; it even goes so far as to reference Rodney King and police brutality, a sexual metaphor which is given almost ambiguous relation. The song features Bobby Valentino and Kidd Kidd, and is produced by Deezle. The Music video officially debuted on September 9, 2008[1][2][3][4][5][6] It was ranked the No. 25 Hip-Hop song of 2008 by MTV.[7]

Music video[edit]

Lil Wayne performing "Mrs. Officer" at General Motors Place concert in Vancouver in January 2009.

The music video was shot in Miami, Florida with Lil Wayne and Gil Green directing it. It is a continuation of the "A Milli" and "Got Money" music videos.

The video was released on October 31, 2008. The last verse of Mrs. Officer, with Kidd Kidd and Bobby Valentino, is cut off and replaced with the first verse from "Comfortable", another track off Tha Carter III which features R&B artist Babyface. Lil Wayne plays the lucky victim, being searched by the female cop (Tammy Torres) an hour after leaving the "A Milli" video shoot. In contrast, Bobby Valentino plays an officer, detaining several women. The "Comfortable" segment of the video is the continuation of "Mrs. Officer" where Lil Wayne and the female officer are living together and for most of the segment argue late in the night on an open street. This segment of the song also contains lines referencing and Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable". Cameos were made Birdman, and Young Money Entertainment artist Mack Maine, and Jae Millz.

Chart performance[edit]

"Mrs. Officer" debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the seventh song to chart on the Hot 100 from Tha Carter III. The song peaked at No. 16, making it Wayne's fourth top twenty hit on the Billboard Hot 100 from the album. It rapidly ascended the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, reaching No. 5, becoming his fourth top ten single on that chart from the album.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 57
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 16
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 34
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[13] 3

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification Sales
United States RIAA Platinum[14] 1,000,000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lil Wayne Selects Mrs Officer For Next Single? | Lil Wayne". Rap Basement. July 21, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  2. ^ Jacobs, Allen (July 21, 2008). "Lil Wayne's Next Single Announced As "Mrs. Officer" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  3. ^ "Lil Wayne's Next Single Announced As 'Mrs. Officer' – TBOHipHop.net – Mixtapes – Videos – News". TBOHipHop.net. July 25, 2008. Archived from the original on July 31, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Lil Wayne's Next Single Announced As "Mrs. Officer" – Tha Carter III". Zimbio. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  5. ^ [1] Archived August 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "NEWS2483". Gangstasparty.Com. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  7. ^ Reid, Shaheem (December 15, 2008). "Lil Wayne's 'A Milli' And More Top Hip-Hop Songs Of 2008; 50 Cent Pledges Loyalty To Eminem: Mixtape Monday – Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Lil Wayne feat. Bobby Valentino – Mrs. Officer". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  9. ^ "Lil Wayne: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  10. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  11. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  12. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  13. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  14. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2011.

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