She need her daddy, baby please
Can’t let her grow up in that ghetto university
from Kanye West (Ft. Alicia Keys, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Elton John, Fergie, John Legend, Kid Cudi, Rihanna, Ryan Leslie, The-Dream & The World Famous Tony Williams) – All of the Lights Lyrics on Rap Genius
He’s learning from previous mistakes. In the first verse, he’s more than happy to take someone to the “ghetto university”, meaning to act tough and violently
Now things have changed, and he’s realizing that this isn’t the right kind of environment for his family and people he cares about (Ghetto University being the streets/ghetto). This is the argument he presents to his ex, since growing up with a single mother isn’t an ideal situation and is going to be harder on the daughter than if Kanye were to come back into her life.
Using the “daughter as hip-hop/music” metaphor, here Kanye means that hip-hop music needs Kanye to return to provide something other than the street oriented gangsta rap we usually get
Just an interesting note, the pre-hook cuts in part way through the word “university,” making it somewhat seem as if he is saying “ghetto universe”
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