But fuck that "Sorry for your loss" shit
My sister died in vain, but what point are you trying to gain
If you can't fit the pumps I walk in?
I'll wait

from Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

She doesn’t need you to apologize for the life she was forced into. Her sister, Keisha, died, and her life seems to be in disorder. Why criticize her life if you couldn’t fit in her shoes, walk a mile in her shoes? She doesn’t want pity.

This line also marks a dramatic change in Keisha’s sister’s tone as she goes from sounding weak & vulnerable (as she recounts being abused & being failed by the system & not being : able to have kids) to sounding angry & “strong” — probably a defense mechanism that she’s picked up from years of tough living. Kendrick perfectly captures the duality of Keisha’s sister’s mindset (needing help, but not wanting pity) in his lyrics.

After this part a short pause is intentionally put in the verse to emphasize the “I’ll wait” phrase.

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