With the blinking of red and blue
Flash from the top of your roof
In the first verse, red and blue represents the Bloods and Crips. Here the red and blue are the colors of the flashing police lights. This is a subtle but genius comparison of gangs and police. Their motives and actions are both corrupt and unjust, and to Kendrick, the different versions of red and blue begin to blend together.
Sherane’s cousin assumed that Kendrick was a gangbanger and jumped him and the police. Afterwards, as Kendrick is reeling after being beat up, the police decide to harass him because they believe he’s a gangbanger/troublemaker.
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