A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, iPhones didn't exist and folks were forced to use common flip phones if they were to have any hope of reaching their friends and family. Ok, it wasn't that bad, and in fact, back in 2002, flip phones were almost cutting edge stuff. But if you were really cool, you copped yourself a T-Mobile Sidekick or a Nokia Communicator, like the one Kelly Rowland uses in the video for "Dilemma," her infectious collaboration with Nelly.

During a recent appearance on The Project, show hosts asked Nelly about Rowland's texting him using an Excel Spreadsheet on the Nokia phone. For his part, Nelly refuses to admit that Rowland was actually texting him and puts his talk show host charm to use by simply laughs it off while explaining that the phone was really high-tech at the time. "You know that was the thing at the time," Nelly says, holding back his laugh a bit. "That was the new technology at the time. It looks a little dated now."

While the phone itself was definitely a fine piece of technology at the time, Nelly's explanation in no way addresses the fact that you can't use Microsoft Excel to text anyone, and that it was an obvious mistake he and the music video's director missed before putting it out. 2002 was a long time ago, but still not long enough for us to think this was ever a thing.

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