Spaceship, The College Dropout (11/13)

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If my manager insults me again
I will be assaulting him
After I fuck the manager up
Then I’m gonna shorten the register up
Let’s go back, back to the Gap
Look at my check, wasn’t no scratch
So if I stole, wasn’t my fault
Yeah I stole, never got caught
They take me to the back and pat me
Askin’ me about some khakis
But let some black people walk in
I bet you they show off their token blackie
Oh now they love Kanye, let’s put him all in the front of the store

From his eponymous debut album, here we see Kanye in full flow. Kanye notoriously worked at the Gap and uses this as a reference point for how he perceives inequality. He goes ‘ghetto’ by threatening to attack the manager before stealing from the cash register. He then talks about stealing from shops (we’ve all been there, eh? Sorry Mum…), and being patted down by aggressive security guards, yet when some black customers walk in he finds himself maneuvered back to the front of the store by his over-zealous and ethnically-sensitive manager.

Written by Trevor Twohig

Freelance writer from London. I enjoy writing sports, music and self-help articles primarily. My first novel ‘Sunny Sands’ will be released in 2018.

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