Don't trip nigga, they just words
Though my words tend to sound like Proverbs

from J. Cole – Miss America Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

You hear that, Diggy? Don’t trip; they’re just word!

Cole purposely contradicts his statement that words can sometimes carry no weight behind them. Proverbs (also the name of a book in The Bible) are phrases that contain important and useful info/advice. His raps are so deep, they touch people and give the truth like these passages do. .

The line before he’s saying he’s willing to go as far as killing if someone talks shit. Then he comes right back and says, “don’t trip nigga, they just words”. put you in the mind of Jay-Z ignorant shit where he downplays and emphasizes how serious words can be.

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