The Guy Who Inherited Sir Mix-A-Lot's Old Phone Number Is Getting Weird, Raunchy Texts

A law student got more than he bargained for when he switched to a local number.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

It's a case of mistaken identity for the modern age.

One day, Seattle resident Jonathan Nichols got a new phone number. What he didn't know is that his life was about to get a lot more interesting.

Shortly after, Nichols started receiving all kinds of random text messages and phone calls. Luxury car dealers called asking if he'd like to come out to the lot for test-drives. Women he'd never even met sent him bikini selfies. Invitations to music events and offers of backstage passes flooded his inbox. Then one day his phone started blowing up with pictures of women's lips, butts, and birthday messages, along with references to the hit '90s song, "Baby Got Back." On a whim, Nichols decided to google Sir Mix-A-Lot's birthday, and sure enough, it was that day.

Somehow, some way, he'd gotten Sir Mix-A-Lot's old phone number. All the messages and calls he'd been receiving had been meant for the rapper, whose real name is Anthony Ray.

"That's when it all made sense," Nichols told the Seattle Times. Nichols, now a public interest attorney, is currently documenting the experience on his Facebook page, though his friends are encouraging him to start a blog.

What did the man himself have to say about this mix-up?

"Tell him any really sexy pictures - little in the middle, and if she's got much back - give them the new number," Sir Mix-A-Lot told the Times reporter. "But not the car dealerships."

Fair enough.

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