Can’t wait to get that black American Express
So I can show them white folks how to really pull the race card
The Centurion Card, formerly known as “the Black card”, is a charge card issued by American Express which is very expensive, made of titanium, and only obtainable by invitation from American Express. The requirement to receive such an invitation is not exactly known, but is some sort of extreme affluence.
Cyhi, becoming more popular and wealthy, could perhaps get his hands on one of these. If he did, he says here he would flaunt it in front of white people and enjoy having something better than they do. He uses a popular phrase “pulling the race card” which is commonly used to describe the action of a member of a minority demanding equality or even special privilege over others.
Since Cyhi is black and would literally be pulling out his black card to pay, a play on words ensues.
Just to add a little info, here’s a picture of a Black Card.
Some known owners of a Black Card include Diddy and Mark Cuban, both with incomes in the millions. Also, owning a Black Card gives you access to VIP treatment from a large variety of businesses.
Also this line is a clear reference to Kanye’s track “Last Call” off of his first album The College Dropout:
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