No Sex (In the Champagne Room)

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"No Sex (in the Champagne Room)"
Single by Chris Rock
from the album Bigger & Blacker
ReleasedJuly 13, 1999
GenreComedy, Spoken word
Songwriter(s)Chris Rock
Producer(s)Prince Paul

"No Sex (in the Champagne Room)" is a comedic spoken word track released by Chris Rock on his 1999 album, Bigger & Blacker, with a background chorus sung by Gerald Levert. Intended as a parody of Baz Luhrmann's "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)", Rock gives one-line tidbits of advice purportedly aimed at "the GED class of 1999".

Targets of Rock's wit include parties with metal detectors, Hooters, women who don't look their age, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Coolio, horoscopes, and people with tongue piercings. The chorus, repeated several times, affirms that "no matter what a stripper tells you/There's no sex in the Champagne Room." This line was later quoted by Wyclef Jean in his own missive on exotic dancers, "Perfect Gentleman".

Rock's song received frequent play on the radio, and as a music video (directed by Little X) on MTV, where it ranked 43rd on TRL's "Top 99 of '99" after premiering on July 13, 1999.[1]

The song was parodied on MADtv as "No Blacks (on the TV screen)". Phil Lamarr portrayed Rock in the parody.


  1. ^ [1] Archived May 2, 2004, at the Wayback Machine