And you're right, your brother was a brother to me
And your sister's situation was the one that pulled me
In a direction to speak of something that's realer than the TV screen
Kendrick takes the time to address the first two speakers in this song.
“Your brother was a brother to me”: Is aimed at Dave’s brother, Kendrick is validating the statement that Dave’s brother made in verse 1 and he’s making sure that Dave’s story is being told because it’s something that the world needs to hear.
“Your sister’s situation…”: Keisha’s sister had it wrong, she assumed that Kendrick was putting Keisha on blast and judging her for the choices that she was forced to make in her life. When in reality, none of what Kendrick was saying was coming from an evil place, Keisha’s situation has inspired him to do music he’s doing now. Real Music that shines a light on the dark.
This shit he’s saying is realer than any of the tragic drama you watch on TV.
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