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Single by Ludacris featuring Shawnna and Lil Fate
from the album Chicken-n-Beer
Released June 11, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Hip hop, dirty rap
Length 4:49
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Writer(s) Christopher Bridges, Rashawnna Guy, Zukhan Bey, Chad Hugo, Michael Tyler, Pharrell Williams, Arbie Wilson
Producer(s) Zukhan Bey
Ludacris singles chronology
"Act a Fool"
"Stand Up"

"P-Poppin'" is the first single from Ludacris's fourth album Chicken-n-Beer. It features Shawnna and Lil Fate. The song samples "Danger (Been So Long)" by Mystikal, and depicts what goes on in a strip club and a dance that can be done with or without clothes.


This song and Nelly's song "Tip Drill" were attacked for influencing younger audiences to be sexually active.[1][not in citation given] The chorus repeats, "Head down pussy pussy poppin'."[2] The explicit version of the music video was not shown on MTV or BET because it was so sexually explicit, and there were several scenes of naked women. The words "pussy poppin'" were replaced by "booty poppin'" to make the lyrics less explicit. Some of the women posed sexually, exposing their vulvas, and Ludacris smacks their buttocks.[3] The uncut version that BET and MTV showed allowed the words "pussy poppin'" to be said but the women were blurred; however, the video was still more explicit than the Tip Drill video. The song received limited airplay due to its lyrics.[4]


  1. ^ MSNBC (August 7, 2006). "Dirty song lyrics can prompt early teen sex". MSNBC. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Ludacris – Lyrics – P-Poppin'". MTV. MTV. 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  3. ^ Neil Strauss (2008). "The Ho'lympics!". Blender: Ultimate Guide to Music and More. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  4. ^ "Ludacris biography". Music City : The first collaborative Music Database. 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-16.