Either love me, or leave me alone

from Jay Z – Public Service Announcement Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Either appreciate his craft or don’t take the time to check it out because it is only a waste of time and will do you no good.

Love Me or Leave Me Alone is a song by Brand Nubian. It was actually sampled for this song.

Elizabeth Mendez Berry wrote in her essay: “Squint and you see a revolutionary. But open your eyes to the platinum chain around his neck: Jay-Z is a hustler.” No doubt. It’s a simple truth, but complex too. Identity isn’t a prison you can never escape but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.“ (Carter 2010, p31)

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