Reaching its peak in the 1970s, the Other Woman song pitted two females against each other, but at least it got them talking. Before Millie Jackson thanked her rival for washing her man's funky drawers, no woman had ever gotten out of doing housework by having sex—at least on record. Fans of that transitional decade of soul music, including Erykah Badu, loved how those slow grinds and mellow beats made room for funk, Latin, and disco, and saw its artists, clever enough to hide their liberation in a joke, as pioneers. Badu lovingly set the traditional Other Woman song on its ass: "Booty" 's protagonist snarls through a hilarious list of comparisons before sending the guy back to her vanquished rival in the explicit hope that he'll finally provide her with the fidelity... More >>>