Jojo Shares New Quarantine Version of 'Leave (Get Out)' Fittingly Titled 'Chill (Stay In)'

R&B-pop star Jojo has released a new YouTube video that features her performing an a cappella version of her 2004 hit "Leave (Get Out)"—except the lyrics have been changed to encourage people to stay indoors, to ride out the coronavirus crisis.

The new version of the song is fittingly titled "Chill (Stay In)," and its reworked lyrics promote self-isolation. Fans of the original tune know that its lyrics deal with a breakup—this time around, Jojo's singing about how people need to stay away, even if they're dating. "I've been chilling at home the past few days/So you gotta Facetime to talk to me," she sings in the video while banging on a table. "To tell me how we're gonna get through this together."

"I've been trying to come up with ways to entertain myself and hopefully make people smile," Jojo told Newsweek in an email. "Started riffing on this while bored at home—just typing new lyrics out and singing along—and before I knew it, I had the song rewritten. Makes me happy that people are getting a kick out of it, and hopefully paying attention to the message too. Good to know there's plenty of new music to check out during this wild and uncertain time. Stream [Jojo's new single] 'Man' for immune support."

Instead of focusing on the chance to tell off an ex in a breakup, the new rendition's chorus takes that chance to wonder why a love interest isn't taking the pleas to self-quarantine seriously.

"Wonder why you're still goin' outside/I never thought corona could be such a nasty b***h/but now that she's here, boy, all I want/is for you to use common sense," Jojo sings, just before she gets to the reimagined chorus. "Stay in, right now/Do it for humanity/I'm deadass about that/But we will survive," she belts. "So you're gonna learn how to cook now/and practice good hygiene/I know you're bored and want to f**k around but not on me."

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JoJo performs at GRAMMY Camp Guest Artist Masterclass at USC Thornton School of Music on July 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Rebecca Sapp/WireImage/Getty

The song's second verse calls out the singer's crush for going out and partying, when they should be self-quarantining and listening to CDC guidelines. "I'd love a quarantine bae, but I don't know where your ass has been," she sings.

During the song's bridge, Jojo sings about her desire for intimacy, but keeping to herself is more important. "You know I'm horny, but let's heed the warnings/You've been out doing god knows what: breathing and touching everyone," she sings. "I refuse to die/Ima keep my ass inside."

Fans praised Jojo for taking the initiative to rewrite her classic song with brand new lyrics, some declaring that they'd set it as their ringtones, and other praising the singer's ability in making a PSA sound so good.

I’m setting JoJo’s Corona PSA song as my new ringtone pic.twitter.com/sWPUmqMjjj

— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) March 19, 2020

ok i was not prepared for the quarantine-version bridge to go this hard @iamjojo pic.twitter.com/5bst36w34Y

— Nicolas DiDomizio (@ctnicolas) March 19, 2020

While the quarantine anthem is sure to keep Jojo fans satisfied for a minute, the singer does have a new album, dubbed good to know, due out May 1.

Updated 3/19, 4:01 p.m. EST: This story has been updated to include comment from Jojo, which was received after publication.