R. Kelly and the God of rap
Shitting on you, holy crap
So much meaning here! Kanye refers to himself here as “The God of Rap” — with this line he is one step further towards making it unquestionable.
These words turned out to be all too true
R. Kelly, Kanye’s partner on the track, quite famously lost huge amounts of popularity in 2002 after a video surfaced allegedly showing him pissing on an underage girl whom he was fornicating with and later accused of raping (Comedian Dave Chappelle quite hilariously made fun of him for it). Charges were lessened and eventually entirely dropped but the evidence of the occurrence left many people convinced he deserved severe punishment. Yeezy likely relates, in a way, having himself made mistakes in the past which have cost him popularity.
In having R. Kelly on the opening track of his G.O.O.D. Music album, Kanye let’s us know he believes people, even, perhaps, a child molester, make mistakes and deserve second chances. Disagree with him if you will, but God, a person Yeezy claims to be here, would hopefully forgive as well…
The second line of the two is a tremendous play on words. “Shitting on you” is common terminology to say you are doing something much better than someone else and “Holy Crap” is an exclamation someone amazed would make (a.k.a. the world, after that line). Alternatively, if a God were to physically shit, that crap would then be Holy. The idea of literally defecating on a person goes back to R. Kelly’s actions previously mentioned: he alone would piss on you, but when he links up with Yeezy, the result is much more potent.
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