That's How I Beat Shaq

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"That's How I Beat Shaq"
Single by Aaron Carter
from the album Aaron's Party (Come Get It)
Released February 6, 2001
Format CD
Genre Pop rap
Length 3:25
Label Jive
Writer(s) Brian Kierulf; Joshua M. Schwartz; Thomas Slovinski
Aaron Carter singles chronology
"Aaron's Party (Come Get It)"
"That's How I Beat Shaq"
Music video
"That's How I Beat Shaq" on YouTube

"That's How I Beat Shaq" is a single from Aaron Carter's second album, Aaron's Party (Come Get It). Released on February 6, 2001, the single features guest vocals from Shaquille O'Neal.[1] The song was used in the trailer for Hey Arnold!: The Movie.

Music video[edit]

It starts with Aaron riding a scooter with a dog playing Frisbee, followed by various scenes of Aaron playing basketball. It then shifts to him telling the story on how he met Shaquille O'Neal with the latter challenging Aaron to a one-on-one basketball game. In the second verse, Aaron planned to distract Shaq in order to score points. At the end, Aaron emerged victorious and defeated Shaquille O'Neal but it turns out that everything was a dream when the former heard his mother's voice. But Aaron was shocked when he sees the jersey of Shaquille O'Neal. Throughout the video, Aaron is seen rapping in the basketball court and in the hoop.


On the March 7, 2013 episode of Upload with Shaquille O'Neal, Shaq challenged Aaron Carter to a rematch after 12 years since the song. Shaq makes a deal that if Aaron Carter scores a single hoop against Shaq, the ex-Laker will donate $5,000 to the charity of Aaron's choice; Aaron later replies that he plays for The Aaron Carter Needs a Jet Ski Foundation. The game starts with the two staring at each other with Shaq imagining himself of Aaron having trouble scoring a single hoop. During the break, Shaq is seen eating nachos and gives some to Aaron. But when the singer is about take one, he reneges. The game continues with Aaron having trouble scoring a single hoop. It then cuts back to the two staring and Aaron attempting again to score a single hoop with Shaq successfully preventing him. Aaron then reveals that the music video was only a joke which Shaq eventually understands.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Single [1]

  1. "That's How I Beat Shaq" – 3:24
  2. "One for the Summer" – 3:44


Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 96
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales[4] 12


  1. ^ Zhu, Danielle (October 8, 2015). "How Aaron Carter convinced Shaq to appear in 'That's How I Beat Shaq'". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 8, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jacobs, Matthew (March 8, 2013). "Shaquille O'Neal, Aaron Carter Rematch: Basketball Star Gets Revenge On 'Teenage Heartthrob'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Aaron Carter – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Aaron Carter. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  4. ^ (28 April 2001) Hot Singles Sales - Billboard Magazine Vol. 113,Nº 17 Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p.86. Retrieved February 4, 2016.

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