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We Finally Have An Answer To The Biggest Dilemma Of The Early 00s

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In 2002, when rapper Nelly and former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland teamed up for the chart-topping hit "Dilemma," they had no idea that they would be creating one of the biggest mysteries of our generation.

In the video for the song, Nelly and Kelly played the role of two people who liked one another, but they could not be with each other because Kelly was dating someone else. However, just when things started to look like they could work out, a texting mix up put a damper on everything.

If you recall correctly, Kelly was using an Excel spreadsheet to send the text, and left many of us scratching our heads. Texting with flip phones were definitely not as easy as using an iPhone or Android device, but we certainly never used Excel to help us send our messages. I mean, how would someone even open Excel on a device that wasn't a smartphone?

It has been 15 years since Kelly confused the heck out of us, and we are still searching for answers. Last year, Nelly got our hopes up when he tried to give an explanation, but all he did was make the entire thing more puzzling. I don't think he knew what he was being asked exactly.

"That was the thing at the time! That was the new technology at the time," Nelly said in an interview on Australia's The Project. "It looks a little dated now, I can see that."

Some fans argue that maybe Kelly needed the spreadsheet to draft her messages before sending them through the text window, while others say it was a mistake that was overlooked by the editors, but while those explanations could be true, they don't seem to fit.

However, a recent theory posted by a fan on Facebook, may have finally given us the answer we've been dying to know.

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