If I mentioned all of my skeletons, would you jump in the seat?

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. MC Eiht) – M.A.A.d City Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

If he revealed all the skeletons in his closet, including murder, would his peers and fans still ride with him?

Kendrick’s “good kid” persona that has been bestowed on him actually makes this a much more terrifying prospect in the subject of violence, because he seems incapable of it. The world has put him on a pedestal. But that’s the human condition — we are all a contradiction.

Once again, Kendrick’s lyrical and thematic brilliance strikes with utmost force.

Skeletons is also a reference to the previous lines; people he’s “killed”.

He spiritually brings to mind, a whole new meaning to “Getting chills down my spine”, figuratively speaking.

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