Sir Mix-A-Lot Is Playing a Show in Orange County This Week

If you listen carefully, he might reveal the origins of ”Becky”

If you missed seeing Sir Mix-A-Lot live circa Baby’s Got Back, all may not be lost in your life. The rapper originally credited with raising big butt awareness (sorry, The Kardashians) will be performing a $5 show at The Observatory in Santa Ana on May 5.

Mix-A-Lot has been in the news recently thanks to Beyoncé’s reference to “Becky with the good hair” on her new album/movie/movement Lemonade. Slang for (and we paraphrase) a basic bitch who is often (but not always) white, the word “Becky” — as well as its meaning and origins — quickly became the subject of thinkpieces galore. Many signs pointed back to Mix and the timeless opening line of Baby’s Got Back: “Oh my God, Becky, look at her butt.”

Since dropping Baby’s Got Back in 1992, Mix has released music only sporadically. This year sees him doing a handful of tour dates around the U.S.

Tickets for the Santa Ana performance, which begins at 10:30 p.m., are available here. Meanwhile: