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Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is known by many for her work with Sports Illustrated, but few know that she’s also a musical sleuth. In a seemingly random tweet Teigen expressed uncertainty over the lyrics to “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys.

“I never wanna hear you say, ‘I want it that way’ cause i want it that way,'” she tweeted. “He doesn’t wanna hear it because he is the one that wants it that way? He wants to be the one to say it? Also what is ‘it’?”

A fan responded to Teigen’s pressing question, tweeting “I think we know what it is, huh? Huh?!? The real question is what’s the way they each want it?”

If you’re not confused yet, it appears that what the fan was suggesting was something saucier than what Teigen was thinking who responded with “It seems they both want it the same way but are fighting over who gets to say they want it that way.”

With Backstreet Boys fans about to erupt, an explanation or explanations were reached. The official Backstreet Boys Twitter account posted a reply offering a more in-depth analysis tweeting “Don’t wanna hear you say that you want heartaches and mistakes…or to be two worlds apart. We don’t want you to want ‘it’ that way — that’s the way we want it…for you to not want it that way.”

With a handful of double negatives to muddy the waters, each of the Backstreet boys came out with their own analysis with the consensus being that it could really mean whatever you want it to mean whether it be intimate in nature like Howie Dorough thinks or more innocent and up for interpretation like Nick Carter believes.

Either way the Backstreet Boys are legends who are still performing so maybe throughout the course of their residency in Las Vegas they’ll find a more specific meaning and share it with Teigen who is apparently dying to know.