So That’s Why Shania Twain Referenced Brad Pitt in “That Don’t Impress Me Much”
"Okay, so you're Brad Pitt?" Those words became iconic after music sensation Shania Twain dropped her popular hit "That Don't Impress Me Much" back in 1997. And now, 20 years later, she's finally explaining why she called out the handsome Hollywood actor in the hit tune.
Turns out, it had to do with nude photos! "You want to know the truth about this story? I've never told this before. I'm going to say it now," the 51-year-old said during an interview with Billboard at Spotify in NYC. "I remember I had a girlfriend visiting me and it was near Christmas and we were baking cookies. I was writing this album [Come On Over] and there was a scandal of Brad and Gwyneth [Paltrow] where there was naked photos of him," she began of the time when the two appeared in Playgirl magazine, whom Brad later sued.
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"And this was like all the rage. I just thought 'I don't know what all the fuss is about.' I'm like, well that don't impress me much, I mean what is all the fuss. We see people naked every day," Shania continued. "That's really what I thought. I wasn't picking on Brad Pitt. But that was just the association in that moment and things we make fusses about and whatever. Of course, it could have been any gorgeous guy." Too funny!
The singer recently returned to music by releasing her first album in 15 years. "There’s so many challenges in coming back to something you haven’t done in a long time, " she shared. "I’m not about to give up now!"
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Her return to the spotlight may have been difficult (she dealt with illness and divorce the past few years), however, Shania is thrilled by the outpouring love her fans have given her. "I’m really feeling the love. I didn’t realize how appreciated I was."