Why Did Shania Twain Name Drop Brad Pitt in "That Don't Impress Me Much"?

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It's been 20 years since Shania Twain first sang the lyrics "OK, so you're Brad Pitt? That don't impress me much,” in her smash hit "That Don't Impress Me Much"...but why Brad Pitt? 

Well Shania has revealed that it was at the time of Brad's scandalous naked photos came out that she was writing the song when she thought "I just thought 'I don't know what all the fuss is about.' I'm like, well that don't impress me much" and the rest was history.

 

In a recent interview with Billboard, the country singer unveiled the never-before-told story when she specifically asked about the actor's reference in her song, which climbed into the Top 10 Billboard charts during its run.

"You want to know the truth about this story? I've never told this before. I'm going to say it now,” said Twain, 51, building suspense. “I remember I had a girl friend visiting me and it was near Christmas and we were baking cookies. I was writing this album and there was a scandal of [Pitt] and Gwyneth [Paltrow] where there was naked photos of him [in Playgirl magazine, which Pitt later successfully sued for publishing the paparazzi photos]. 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. 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."

Well now the world knows! Watch the full response below. Shania Twain returns to the area on July 15, 2018 at the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.

 

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