Let's go back, back to the Gap
Look at my check, wasn't no scratch
So if I stole, wasn't my fault
Yeah I stole, never got caught
Kanye has mentioned that he used to work at The Gap in high school.
He felt his paycheck was so small (“scratch” is slang for money), he was forced to steal moderately-priced clothing to make up the difference
This is what lawyers call an ‘affirmative defense’
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