Shania Twain reveals what inspired Brad Pitt song shout-out

Country superstar Shania Twain has revealed the surprising inspiration behind her Brad Pitt shout out in the hit 1997 track "That Don't Impress Me Much": his nudes.

Twain briefly mentions the "Inglourious Basterds" actor in the second verse of the song, brushing off her potential romantic interest's vain tendencies with, 'OK, so you're Brad Pitt? That don't impress me much."

And though Pitt was a bona fide heartthrob at the time, his crown jewels just didn't do it for Twain.

"You want to know the truth about this story? I've never told this before. I'm going to say it now," she told Billboard.

Twain revealed that she and a friend were baking cookies together during her writing period for "Come on Over," which would go on to be the second-best selling album of the Nielsen era.

The two were discussing nude photos of Pitt featured in the magazine Playgirl when Twain admitted that she didn't quite understand the hype.

"This was like, all the rage," she said of the photos. "I just thought, 'I don't know what all the fuss is about.' I'm like, 'Well, that don't impress me much.' I mean, what is all the fuss?"

Twain admits the dig wasn't a knock directly at Pitt, but just at the world's fascination with nudity.

"We see people naked every day. That's really what I thought," she said. "I wasn't picking on Brad Pitt. But that was just the association in that moment and things we make fusses about and whatever. Of course, it could have been any gorgeous guy."

Pitt sued Playgirl in 1997 over the images, claiming they were illegally snapped by a trespassing papazzo while he was on vacation with then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow in the West Indies in 1995. He won, and all issues of the magazine were recalled.

Twain, 51, is currently gearing up to release her fifth studio album, the first since 2002's "Up!"

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 9: Shania Twain wearing Brandon Maxwell attends Billboard Women in Music 2016 at Pier 36 on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Aurora Rose/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Nick Jonas and Shania Twain speak onstage during the Billboard Women in Music 2016 event on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Billboard Magazine)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain recieves an award on stage during CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/WireImage)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 14: Jason Mowery (L) and Megan Mullins (R) perform with Shania Twain during her Rock This Country farewell tour at the Pepsi Center August 14, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JULY 31: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain performs during the Rock This Country tour at Bridgestone Arena on July 31, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Shania Twain and Penn Badgley -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Shania Twain -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Singer Shania Twain enters the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on March 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE CHEW - Singer Shania Twain is the guest today, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 on ABC's 'The Chew.' 'The Chew' airs MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Singer Shania Twain enters the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on March 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
BRAMPTON, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: Shania Twain attends The Dilawri Foundation and The Peel Board Launch for 'Shania Kids Can' Clubhouse on September 19, 2014 in Brampton, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 20: Frederic Thiebaud and Shania Twain attend the 3rd Annual Bliss Ball presented by the The Dilawri Foundation held at Fort York on September 20, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BRAMPTON, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: Shania Twain attends The Dilawri Foundation and The Peel Board Launch for 'Shania Kids Can' Clubhouse on September 19, 2014 in Brampton, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CALGARY, CANADA - JULY 10: Shania Twain performs at the Calgary Stampede at Scotiabank Saddledome on July 10, 2014 in Calgary, Canada. (Photo by Melissa Renwick/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Shania Twain speaks onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Shania Twain arrives at the Las Vegas Great Santa Run on December 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Singer Shania Twain (L) and a Santa Claus character attend the ninth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run benefiting Opportunity Village on December 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Recording artist Shania Twain arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Singer Shania Twain speaks onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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