back when she so horny she love you long time

Though it's probably one of the most disgusting hooks you've heard, you'd likely agree it's one of the catchiest ever.
You can tell it's made its dent in pop culture, since it's been featured in several movies in the 2000's including Bruce Almighty, This Means War, Disturbia and How To Lose Friends and Alienate People - often in scenes that poke fun at awkward, sex-starved characters.  It's even been featured in American Dad.

 The hook I refer to goes like this:

"Me so horny, me love you long time"

That line is from 2 Live Crew's 1989 rap track, "So Horny"; it goes over and over and sticks to your head long after it stops playing.  The song spurred a lot of controversy back then for its explicit lyrics, and so did its music video for obscene content.  What I wonder about is how it still became so well-known despite being banned in certain regions.

These days, I think it's used more as a joke. Though crass, the bluntness of it borders on hilarious - it can make you smirk, cringe and laugh at the same time.

Video below.

* WARNING:  Filthy lyrics.  Sexually suggestive content.  Scantily-clad tarty types gyrating, and other socially unacceptable visions.

The popular hook however, isn't quite 2 Live Crew's brainchild.  It traces back to Chinese-French actress Papillon Soo and director Stanley Kubrick.

The line is sampled directly from Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987), a movie about U.S. Marines in the Vietnam War.  It's from a scene in which a Vietnamese prostitute (played by Soo) offers her services to two G.I.s ( Matthew Modine and Kevyn Major Howard).   Fifteen dolla each.This popular hook is a hooker's hook.

So if you've ever wondered why the 2 Live Crew song has a girl singing "me love you long time"  instead of  "I'll love you for a long time" as the rules of grammar dictate, it should make sense now, given the context of the scene and the fact that movie stereotyping requires Asians to speak in pitiful English.

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