Like a G6: What does it mean?
LA event-rap collective Far East Movement's recent single "Like A G6" is currently the #1 most downloaded song on iTunes, and sits at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It goes a little something like: "Sipping sizzurp in my ride like Three Six / Feeling so fly like a G6."
But what does it mean?
Speaking to MTV, group member Kev Nish explained the origin of the catchy chorus:
"A G6 is not a Gatorade flavor. It's not a car, convertible, four-door. It's not a watch."Um, so what the hell is it then?
It's a plane.
But Far East Movement may not have even known what the hell they were singing about when they wrote the song. They just wanted to be flyer than Drake.
"Drake talks about having G4 pilots on deck, so we said, 'What's flyer than a G4?' Of course, it would be a G6," Nish told MTV.Like Spinal Tap, their amps go up to 11. Because it's 1 more than 10.
"G" stands for Gulfstream, the gold standard for opulent airborne conveyance. And the "6" would have referred to Gulfstream's still-in-production G650 model, the fastest civil aircraft ever produced (suck it, Drake).