Marsha Ambrosius, "I hope she cheats on you with a basketball player"

80 Billboard Rating

Former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius opens her latest single with the line "I hope she cheats on you with a basketball player." The lyric is an immediate attention-grabber, and the song never loses that momentum. Ambrosius depicts her resentment toward an ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend with lines like, "Hope that she Kim Kardashian'd her way up . . . got you on Viagra in order for you to stay up." She delivers the lines atop a lullaby-like, piano-based beat that further portrays her bitterness, as the drums and synthesizers cleverly drop out when she begins reminiscing about her steamy past with her ex. Ambrosius might have lost her man, but this catchy tune proves that she's got some winning songwriting game.

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