Question about a weirdly sang numeral ("99%")

This is my first post in the Community so HI to everyone!!!

So, there goes a line in a song:
後悔?させないしたくない 99% 絶対

I have a problem with the 99% part because it’s sang like this:
こうかい? させないしたくない 99%(なな) ぜったい

Where does なな come from? Shouldn’t it be きゅうじゅうきゅう パーセント?

Can you shorten “99%” for use in songs? Is it something like “gonna” used in informal English?
なな means “seven” so how did they make 99 out of it

Or am I just deaf and there is no way it can be sang like this

The lyrics are taken from subtitles on youtube provided by (I’m guessing) the company publishing it. I’d assume they’re correct. There is no other place I could find the lyrics, neither furigana. That’s why I had to figure it out on my own and not gonna lie, I’m a total beginner

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Uhh, YouTube link?

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Are you sure it’s not English “nine nine”?

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I suspect the above post is the answer.

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I have nothing helpful to add but wanted to say HI! back :grin:

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Or at least name the song. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I found it after searching for the lyrics they posted.
I also found a page with lyrics, so that would help OP.


And yeah, the song rhymes 未来, 絶対, ない, 後悔, and 99. So it makes sense.
It sounds like なな if you don’t listen too closely.

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Nice. I tried searching for the lyrics, but all I got was links to some random TED talk…

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Oh, yeah. I saw that. I just removed the spaces before and after 99%. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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Omg you’re right it’s nine nine :joy:
Thank you, i’m So dumb xD. Got so caught up thinking it was なな that I totally forgot it might be it.
And sorry for not linking it, I didn’t think it was needed

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