Ginuwine Takes Sexual Innuendo to Absurd Lengths in ‘Leave It In’
Ginuwine has had a career renaissance over the past few years, thanks to several huge references to him and his most famous song, “Pony,” across film, TV and music. Now, the overt R&B singer is jumping back into his own music career with the absurdly titled “Leave It In.”
“I think she love me, ’cause she keeps saying ‘leave it in,'” Ginuwine sings on the slow jam. The fan of innuendos completely shirks any hint of coyness on the track, which features a beat reminiscent of squeaking bed springs.
In 2011, Ginuwine released two solo albums, including Elgin and the holiday LP A Ginuwine Christmas. Most recently, he’s been pursuing a supergroup called TGT, alongside fellow R&B crooners Tyrese Gibson and Tank.
The singer released his breakthrough single “Pony” in 1996. Produced by Timbaland, the song has made a huge comeback in recent years given several prominent pop culture references to the track. Rihanna sampled the beat and part of the chorus for 2012’s “Jump,” with the track featured prominently in the Channing Tatum film Magic Mike that same year. The teaser for its sequel, Magic Mike XXL, revives the pairing of Tatum with “Pony” once more.
Ginuwine has also been pursuing an acting career as well. Following several references on Parks & Recreation by character Donna Meagle (played by Retta), who repeatedly mentions that Ginuwine is her cousin, the singer finally made an appearance on the show in a few episodes over the course of Seasons Six and Seven. He also appeared in a more diverse reimagination of Magic Mike titled Chocolate City.