A staple for lyrics in the rap world, shawty be mad trippin'. A shawty is apparently an attractive women, something that went over our heads here at Cracked.
Valiant attempts from rappers hailing from Atlanta have inducted this word into our language. Originally, this word refers to a kid, or a peron of below-average height, like the word implies. However, over time, the word has inexplicably been changed to be used as a term on endearment for a woman. While most white people have been scratching their heads asking why this word exists, and how it applies to women, black people are secretly using it as a method of reparations.
"Yes, confusing white people...The perfect payback."