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Jack Antonoff, the frontman of Bleachers and a songwriter and producer who’s famously worked with artists like Taylor Swift and Lorde, was the latest celebrity to read thirst tweets about himself for BuzzFeed. In the process, he learned what the word “bussy” — a sexual slang word sometimes used in gay communities — means.
Antonoff participated in BuzzFeed Celeb’s thirst tweet series, in which celebrities read sexual tweets about themselves to the camera, just a week after Bleachers released its latest album “Take The Sadness Out of Saturday Night.” Throughout the video, he reads horny and wholesome tweets about himself with aplomb, but needed some vocabulary assistance on the final tweet of the video.
“Damn jack antonoff come produce this bussy,” the tweet reads.
“Is it slang? Bussy? Can you guys tell me about this slang, I don’t like it,” Antonoff reads, his hand over his mouth in a pensive pose.
The word “bussy” is a portmanteau of the words “boy” and “p-ssy” and typically signifies a man’s anus. However, as Mel Magazine reported in a 2019 deep dive into the significance of the word, some transgender and gender non-conforming people have adopted it as well to refer to their sexual organs.
Ryan Schocket, of BuzzFeed’s pop culture and celebrity team, posted a behind-the-scenes look at the interaction on Twitter and TikTok that shows him explaining the term to Antonoff.
“It’s a boy p-ssy,” Schocket says, off-screen.
“Oh, a boy p-ssy,” Antonoff replies.
“Like, a butthole,” Schocket says.
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) August 5, 2021
Antonoff is far from the first BuzzFeed guest to trip up on “bussy” while reading thirst tweets. Previous guests including Taron Egerton, Antoni Porowski, and Manny Jacinto have all had to pause in order to ask what the word means.
“Okay, so, ‘damn Jack Antonoff come produce this bussy,'” Antonoff says in the video after learning the term. “I like that it brings the work that means a lot to me into the equation I feel well-liked and seen sexually.”