Things Get Weird After Guy Is Given Sir Mix-A-Lot's Old Number
A Seattle resident starts receiving all kinds of interesting messages
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2016 6:58 PM CST
Updated Jan 16, 2016 5:40 PM CST
Sir Mix-A-Lot: Lover of butts, owner of new phone number.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – What's it like being a famous rapper and noted lover of big butts? One Seattle resident got a little taste when his new phone came complete with Sir Mix-A-Lot's old number. The New York Daily News reports Jonathan Nichols moved to Seattle from El Paso for law school and wanted a local phone number. But when he switched numbers, he started getting everything from offers of backstage passes and homemade beats to sales calls from luxury car dealerships and, of course, photos of women's butts, reports the Seattle Times. “There were some girls in really short shorts and skimpy tops, obviously turned around showing their big butt,” Nichols tells the Daily News. “They would say, ‘I know you love us because we got a big butt.'”

Nichols tells the Daily News it took him eight months to figure out whose old number he had, finally solving the mystery thanks to a flurry of incoming messages on Sir Mix-A-Lot's birthday. “I was like, 'No freaking way,’” Nichols says. The Times reports that Nichols has the rapper's sympathy. “Are you serious?” Sir Mix-A-Lot said when told of the story. “That is hilarious. Poor fella.” But he does have some advice as the number's previous owner. “Don’t check any text messages in front of your wife. That would be the first thing," he says. "Tell him any really sexy pictures—little in the middle, and if she’s got much back—give them the new number." Nichols tells the Daily News he has no plans to change his number. “It’s crossed my mind, but it’s too funny." (Even astronauts dial wrong numbers.)