C'est la vie

from Kanye West (Ft. Frank Ocean) – New Slaves Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

French for “That’s life.” “Fuck it” and “c'est la vie” harbor the same sentiment but come from two different cultures. In that way, the line recalls “Niggas in Paris”

He is criticizing how black society will always settle for less if there’s money and incentives involved, if they can benefit their own ego from it.

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