You might know the song called The Way I Are by Timberland featuring Keri Hilson. I am very confused here. How does The Way I Are make sense?
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I am not familiar with the song, but that title is bad grammar.
I is singular. Are would go with a plural subject. Perhaps the songwriter is hinting at having multiple personalities? Perhaps they wanted to do some other kind of word play or indicate that "they way he is" is broken, but there is no way to defend that title as grammatically correct!
The grammatically correct version would be "The way I am."
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Pop songs, and most forms of poetry, bend, break and totally ignore the rules of "proper grammar". See poetic license.
So yes, it doesn't match the rules, but that doesn't mean the rules are wrong --- just that they've been ignored.
In the song's lyrics this mistake was made on purpose to rhyme it with another line.
The title probably just inherited it from the lyrics. Also there's one more such mistake in the text, in the line It don't matter 'cause I'm the one that loves you best. It should be it doesn't — again, probably was made to fit the line into the song.
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