Aaron Carter’s Iconic Song “how I Beat Shaq” Is A True Story, And I’m in Shock


Aaron has put it in the hoop like slam!

If you are a young millennial like me, chances are that you remember the words of Aaron Carter ” how I Beat Shaq. “The chorus is very catchy and I can’t get it out of my head, 20 years later.

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But let’s look at these lyrics for a sec — what are the chances of Aaron Carter to beat a legend of basketball like Shaquille O’neal? That certainly didn’t happen, right?

Well, imagine my surprise to find two decades later, that Aaron did Not beat Shaq!

Shaq has made a virtual appearance on E!’s HappE! Time on Instagram, on Monday, where fans were allowed to send in any question for him. Someone asked what he remembers from the filming of the video for “how I Beat Shaq,” and Shaq revealed the true story behind the song.

He explained that the Backstreet Boys often going to register to his house and Aaron dropped by, too. “We’ve had a H-Or-Se game one day and he beat me. And then he came back and said “I want to make a song” and I said that. He asked me to be in his video and I said of course, ” he said.

Thus, while Aaron certainly exaggerated his triumph, we now know that it is not, in fact, beat Shaq!


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