Allmusic's David Jeffries praised the song by highlighting and favourable citation: "Saving the album from being a disaster is perfectly acceptable single; "Shortie Like Mine" which swaggers with a great hook."
The music video was filmed in September, 2006 and premiered on BET's Access Granted on October 23, 2006. It was the New Joint on BET's 106 & Park a day later on October 24, 2006. The video for "Shortie Like Mine" has a MySpace theme and was earlier made as a praise record to Ciara. The video features Canadian singer-actress Keshia Chanté and Angela Simmons, the daughter of Rev Run, as well as Rev Run himself. Chris Brown appears in the video, but Johntá Austin does not. The song's producer, Jermaine Dupri, also makes an appearance.
The single debuted at number eighty on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 21, 2006 being the top debut of that week. The song later peaked at number nine on December 16, 2006. It also peaked at number two on the BillboardHot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number one on the BillboardHot Rap Tracks. The single debuted on BET's 106 & Park chart at number ten on October 17, 2006 just two days after its premiere (excluding weekends). The song is Bow Wow's third to reach the top ten on the Hot 100. It is Brown's fourth. It also peaked at number two in New Zealand and was certified Gold on August 23, 2009, selling over 7,500 copies.