What's love, you locked up, and your family don't care
Is love a four-letter word, that deceives the ear?
What's real, when you know your man's girl is a ho
And you don't even let him know, cause you fucked her befo'

from Nas – Life We Chose Lyrics on Rap Genius


The first half of this verse is just antonyms — dude is describing the opposite of what he’s asking. A real friend whould never let his manz be with a girl who a ho, especially one that he’s slept with too!

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