I'd be lying if I said your words ain't bother me
Be lying I ain't think it was trickery or reverse psychology
Plenty of artists receive bad reviews and hate. When asked about it they respond with
I didn’t read it, I don’t read the papers/magazines/write ups about myself
Joe comes clean, knowing this is most likely bullshit on their behalf, expressing the fact when he receives hate it does bother him.
When referring to trickery and reverse psychology Joe infers that he believes individuals are trying to bring him down on purpose because he’s above them, not because he’s actually a bad artist.
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