50 Cent’s “Candy Shop” Lyrics Meaning

The best way to describe the title of this song (“Candy Shop”) is as it being a metaphor for 50 Cent’s bedroom. Or according to him, it can symbolize any locale, such as a “hotel”, “park” or “beach”, where he intends to take the addressee – i.e. a woman he has decided to be intimate with. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for 50 Cent's Candy Shop at Lyrics.org.

In other words, the shtick of this song is that he uses candy-related metaphors to ultimately point to the idea of intimacy. And the track is primarily based on two themes. First is his bedroom prowess and how efficiently he looks forward to doing so to the addressee. And second is how he would like for her to likewise perform in the sack. 

So simply put, “Candy Shop” isn’t about sweet treats but rather is based on the subject of hot bedroom fun!

“I’ll take you to the candy shop
I’ll let you lick the lollipop

Go ‘head, girl, don’t you stop
Keep goin’ until you hit the spot, woah
I’ll take you to the candy shop
Want one taste of what I got?
I’ll have you spendin’ all you got
Keep goin’ until you hit the spot, woah”

According to 50, while writing the lyrics of “Candy Shop”, he wanted to achieve two primary objectives. The first goal was to write a song that was “as sexual as possible” from the standpoint of a male. The second goal was to try not be vulgar in the process. At the end of the day, 50 actually achieved both goals with “Candy Shop” in a way that can be simply described as flawless.

Famous Covers of “Candy Shop”

Since being officially released in 2005, “Candy Shop” has been covered by various singers and bands in different styles. One of the most notable covers was done by a band called Dan Finnerty and The Dan Band. This band, which is famous for their comedic versions of popular songs, performed their comedic rendition of the song in the 2009 comedy film “The Hangover”.

You can watch the video of the said performance below:

The Baseballs release their Version

Another popular cover was performed by the German rock band, The Baseballs. This band, who are popular for their rockabilly covers of modern hit songs, released a version of “Candy Shop” in 2011. Their cover actually makes “Candy Shop” sound like a real 1950s rock n’ roll song. Interesting to note is that this version actually charted on the official Austrian singles chart in 2011.


In 2021, the Albanian electronic music duo, CryJaxx released another fantastic version of 50’s “Candy Shop” to major success. The vocals on their version was handled by Junior Charles.

As of this writing, the video to their cover has over 22 million views on YouTube. The song, which can also be found on Spotify, currently has more than 23 million streams. It is actually currently their most successful song on the music streaming platform in question.

Release Date of “Candy Shop”

“Candy Shop” was formally released as a single on the 15th of January, 2005. It was single number 2 from 50’s Grammy-nominated album “The Massacre”.

Shortly after being released in February, 2005, “Candy Shop” topped the one and only Billboard Hot 100. And it also charted in 18 other countries outside of the US. And in doing so, it scored a number one in the following European regions:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Switzerland

 It has also been certified Gold in both the United States and Australia.

“Candy Shop” also went on to be nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006 in the category of Best Rap Song. However, it lost to Kanye West’s classic hit “Diamonds from Sierra Leone“.


50 wrote this hit alongside its producer, keyboardist Scott Storch. That being said, it should be noted that Fat Joe (a rapper whom 50 Cent has had major beef with) alleged that he also contributed significantly to the production of “Candy Shop”. According to him, this happened while he and Storch were working in the studio.

Joe further stated that despite Storch actually asking him on multiple occasions if he wanted to use the beat for his own song, he decided to let 5O Cent have it.

It should be noted that Storch has actually confirmed Fat Joe’s story about co-producing “Candy Shop” to be true.

Singer Olivia of G-Unit fame is officially featured on this single.

Candy Shop by 50 Cent

The Music Video of “Candy Shop”

The music video, which was directed by Jessy Terrero, does a fantastic job when it comes to complementing the highly suggestive theme of the song’s lyrics. For example, throughout the video, one would find multiple things that serve as metaphors for pleasure of the sexual variety.

The video, which has currently been viewed over 800 million times on YouTube, stars a bunch of famous faces, including Olivia (who in addition to being officially featured on the track also plays the role of the dance leader in the video).

Other popular faces that appear in the video include:

Lloyd Banks (of G-Unit fame)

Young Buck (of G-Unit fame)

Canadian-American model, actress and model Leyla Milani

American rapper Lil Scrappy

Who plays the nurse in the “Candy Shop” video?

That role was played by a model from Houston, Texas named Stephanie Evans (also known as Miss Lyric). Prior to appearing on Candy Shop‘s video, Stephanie had also appeared in multiple other hip hop music videos, including T Pain’s “I’m Sprung”. She later appeared in DMX’s “Party Up (Up In Here)“.

Stephanie Evans
Stephanie Evans
What about the Lady with the Whip?

She is also an American model and actress who goes by the name of Chessika Cartwright. Aside from this video, Chessika, who hails from Miami, Florida, is also known for appearing in the 2005 movie titled “Bloodline”. She also appeared in the music video of Nelly, Murphy Lee and P. Diddy’s “Shake Ya Tailfeather” in 2003.

Chessika Cartwright
Chessika Cartwright

The Massacre

Selling about 1.15 million copies in its first four days, “The Massacre” by Cutis Jackson (popularly known as 50 cent) peaked at number 1 in the US Billboard 200. 50 cent is a well-known American rapper whose influence is seen in the hip hop industry. The album was released on 3rd March, 2005, and it received generally positive reviews even from music critics.

Actually, it was set to be released on 14th February, 2005 with the title “St. Valentine’s Day”, but for some unknown reasons, it was postponed, and the final release bore the name “The Massacre”.

The project contains profane lyrics, so a censored version of it was released to censor out the profanity, violence and drug related content.  

The album is features twenty-two (22) tracks. It was produced through the hard work of many songwriters and record producers like Eminem, Dr. Dre, Anthony Best, and many more.

“The Massacre” was nominated in the “Best Rap Album” category of the 2006 Grammy Awards, but lost to Kanye West’s “Late Registration” album.

50 Cent and his team released four (4) singles from it, namely:

  • “Disco Inferno”
  • “Candy Shop”
  • “Just a Lil Bit”
  • “Outta Control”

9 Responses

  1. James Charles. says:

    HI sisters. This is James Charles. I love the song candy shop because it mostly gives me meaning in my life. Thank you 50 cent

  2. I'd prefer not to put my name here just so u guys know says:

    I luv this song it’s awesome! 🙂

  3. An says:

    The song talks about a strip club

  4. such a babe says:

    so hot wtf can’t you just say it clearer

  5. Anonymous says:

    i thought it was about someone trying to seduce a kid o-o

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