More tender than a roni but harder than a jawbreaker

from MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

‘Tenderoni’ goes back to the late 70’s and early 80’s as slang, and Michael Jackson used it in ‘PYT’, but the reference here is of course Bobby Brown’s “Roni”, which came out the year before. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvV8A1iYg1s

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