Bought a Bible, oh yeah, God got me
Though Kendrick is now making millions, he hasn’t changed and his faith is still with God. Most rappers (and arguably celebrities in general) who make their first million cop a chain, a big house, a nice car, etc. But instead of the many materialistic things, Kendrick went out and bought a a Bible. The majority of people wouldn’t do that, because Western culture values material things — if you come into serious money, you’re expected to flaunt it. Kendrick on the other hand has remained grounded and true to himself.
Since he wrote this in the persona of K-Dot, he’s young and reckless. We see K-dot earn his first million and remain level-headed. But by the second million money and fame begin to get to his head. What he once followed has now became his worst nightmare because he can’t figure out if what he’s doing is right or wrong.
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