She used to only swing it with the inner-city circle
Now she be in the burbs, looking rock and dressin' hippie
In 2005’s “Real People”, Common criticized black men who date white women, rhyming
Black men walking with white girls on they arms
I be mad at ‘em as if I know they moms
The line is also an extension of the overall metaphor of the song, he’s not talking about a girl, but how hip-hop started in New York, then gradually spread across America, losing some of its original meaning, and becoming more “whitewashed” as it became more corporate.
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