Sean Paul responds directly to fan conspiracy about Sean de Paul revelation
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It all started when certified Sean Paul fan and Twitter user @Santokie89 confessed that he used to think Sean Paul was shouting out the name 'Chanderpaul' at the start of his songs 'in a tribute to the Guyanese cricket player Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
While people might have laughed at the Twitter user when he first admitted that, it turned out he wasn't wrong at all.
After doing a deep dive by looking into how Paul created his hit song 'Get Busy', @Santokie89 was proud to report that he had actually been right the whole time.
He shared a clip from a Vice documentary in which the 49-year-old star explains that he decided to include a shout-out to the sports star.
"There was a famous cricketer in Trinidad, Shivarine Chanderpaul," he explained.
"Everybody was like 'Chanderpaul' and yo, that name stuck. And then I just started to say it at shows and met the dude Chanderpaul years later, and he's like 'Yo!'
"But yeah, big up to Shivarine Chanderpaul."
Who doesn't love a wholesome story like this?
After Twitter user @Santokie89 shared the clip, Paul responded and tweeted back: "If u didn't kno ~ now you kno: big up #Chanderpaul I know I know… He’s from #Guyana."
"Chanderpaul, an absolute genius, this is my favourite bit of information ever," one fan reacted.
Another savvy music listener and sport fan wrote: "Used to speculate this as a kid... so happy it's real.."
While a third said: "#lifechanging He’s NOT saying Sean de Paul."
Someone else tweeted: "I've been living a lie for 20 years."
"Might be the biggest revelation of 2022," another Twitter user opined.
Chanderpaul is one of the most iconic cricketers of his generation, having played for the West Indies from 1994 to 2015 in 164 Tests.
His crab-like stance made him famous, along with his ability to bat for long periods of time whilst making runs. He scored almost 12,000 of them in his Test career, including 30 centuries.
His son, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, has now played two Tests for West Indies.