And that shot my pride, I tried to improv
But no freestyle I never do
He tried to compensate for his lack of wheels, but he knew that no freestyle (the only gift he could then afford) could change her mind
This could also have a deeper meaning if you think about it. He said he tried to improv which is what a rapper would do in a freestyle, but Kendrick doesn’t freestyle metaphorically so he couldn’t improv on being what the girl wanted.
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