Right? Before I beat myself up like Ike

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix) Lyrics on Rap Genius


Ike Turner is famous for beating up his wife, singer Tina Turner (rappers LOVE to talk about it)

But Kanye seems to be referring to “beating himself up” (getting mad at himself) for his diamond addiction (he isn’t physically beating himself up like Edward Norton in Fight Club)

Or Kanye could be referring to the character Ike from South Park who used to constantly beat himself on the show.

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