Crooked world, wrong pad

from Devin The Dude (Ft. Bun B, Lil Wayne & Tony Mack) – Lil' Girl Gone Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This line elucidates that patterns of historical injustice are the root impetus of the troubles mentioned; “wrong pad” illustrates that it is where this girl was born (geographically & socially) that has forced her an uphill start. Though “wrong pad” could refer to internal conflicts within the house (as in “wrong dad”), as it follows “crooked world”, we can assume that the more grand explanation is an external one. Do not fall for the fundamental attribution error (attributing an internal cause for others' suffering, but an external cause for one’s own).

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