What else is a thug to do when you eatin' cheese from the government
Paying with government-sponsored food stamps, is eating (with) government money.
He may be alternatively referring to literally eating government cheese which used to be issued to people on welfare. A lot of the time, legit businesses do not give “thugs” a chance at a job. So most of the time they result to selling drugs in order to make ends meet since welfare isn’t enough.
References to money growing on trees and government cheese were both used in the opening sequence for Friday:
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