Praying so much my Spanish friends call me Lourdes
Quarter Loch Ness, 75% Chuck Norris

from Jean Grae (Ft. Ab-Soul, Sarkodie & Talib Kweli) – BET Cypher 2012: The True School Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Leave it to Jean to fly right over our heads.

When she says “Spanish friends” here, it is meant to sound like “Spanish France”. In this way, she nods to both meanings of “Lourdes” — the French city where a 14 year old famously claimed to see the Virgin Mary in 1858, and Madonna’s daughter, who is Cuban on her father’s side — thus the “Spanish”. Note that this is not the first time Jean has conflated the pop star and religious Madonnas

The “Loch Ness” line is, as Jean told us in a recent interview, a nod to the fact that far too many people are amazed at seeing a great female rapper, and doubt that such a creature could possibly exist. Lourdes also sounds like a mishmash of a little bit “Loch” and a lot of “Norris,” hence the ratio she gives.

Only Jean Greasy is bad-ass enough to make a comparison to Chuck Norris seem realistic

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