But I'm like a tea-bag when you put me in the corner
I just get stronger when my name's in hot water

from Consequence – Everybody Told Me Lyrics on Rap Genius


Here, Cons describes his mindset while under pressure. Whenever he’s under pressure (hot water in this case), he gets stronger. This compares to how a cup of tea gets stronger the longer that the tea-bag sits in it.

Note, this is strictly referring to tea, and not the sexual term

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