Pick your poison tell me what you doing
Halle Berry = worldly pleasures, sex
Hallelujah = religion, salvation
Whether it’s pussy or religion, Kendrick illustrates that dedicating one’s life to sex or religion is a poison either way and one has to suffer in both cases. This is a direct symbol for the “poison” Kendrick had to endure by making the choice to follow/ trying to follow salvation in the midst of darkness that defines Compton. The battle between good and evil is very real to him and he feels that he is facing consequences in either case.
The point is to decide and commit to something. Stand for something.
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