People are having their 'childhoods ruined' after realising what the lyrics to Candy Shop actually are
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When rapper 50 Cent released hit brand new track 'Candy Shop' back in 2005, it was guaranteed to be a chart-topping hit.
With countless number ones under his belt by the time the new song reached record stores around the world, there was no doubt it would be a sell-out.
Praised for opening up in the realities of gangs, hard work, violence and making money, many were invested in the hidden meaning behind 50's music.
However, several social media followers have this week made the startling realisation that 'Candy Shop' may not actually be about venturing into a chocolate and sweets store, and is actually based on something not very family-friendly...
TikTok user Debi - who goes by the username @dibdabx - has made a name for herself on the social media app for reacting to the real meanings behind some cryptic songs.
Is there a more sophisticated way of writing that? Asking for a friend...
Anyway, in the viral video - captioned "Listening to 'Candy Shop' by 50 Cent now I'm not a child" - Debi's jaw drops when she listens carefully to the first few lines of the chorus.
"I'll take you to the candy shop. I'll let you lick the lollipop. Go ahead, girl, don't you stop. Keep going until you hit the spot."
I mean, how didn't we pick up on this sooner? It's so obvious!
"Why have I never noticed this?!" Debi asks viewers. "Calm down sir.
"They're both going for it," she says, after listening to the female artist's lines. "Childhood ruined."
On the topic of ruined childhoods, a clip from the 1940 hit cartoon Tom and Jerry has left viewers reeling after realising the hidden meaning behind an extremely dark resurfaced episode.
The heartbreaking clip - which has been trending on social media for the last few weeks - shows three drowned kittens being taken to heaven, and is almost guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye.
The popular X account @historyinmemes posted the tragic clip yesterday, which shows pussycat Tom temporarily visiting the gates of heaven, having sustained an injury during a lighthearted playfight with mouse Jerry.
A line-up of cats begin entering the gates and boarding a train - the 'Heavenly Express' - after seemingly being killed on Earth.
The train conductor - a cat himself - then appears to be assessing a moving sack, which is tied at the top with a piece of string, before three gorgeous kittens emerge, splashing some water out of the bag, implying they'd been purposefully drowned.
Leaving fans literally wiping away their tears, the video's caption explained: "We were too young to understand this. The golden escalator of Heaven takes Tom’s soul up into the sky to the golden gates of the railroad station where the 'Heavenly Express' train is waiting that carries the souls of cats to heaven.
"As a child I never understood this scene with the bag. Seeing it now again as a man it just gut checked me. Fuq, I need to hug my dog and cats for a bit," one viewer wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Another admitted: "I also hugged my cat after watching this."