I was a young boy, passing skates and tucking laces
Old perverted white man who told me: "Jermaine
It's all pink on the inside, fuck what color their face is"

from J. Cole – Runaway Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

When J. Cole was younger he worked at an ice rink at his hometown, Fayetteville. His job would be handing out the ice skates.

He saw an “old perverted white man” saying that all women are pink on the inside, you can fuck any woman and it’ll be the same. However, Cole extrapolates from this that it can be applied to all people; we all have the same insides, it’s just the exterior that varies.

Although the perverted man is being candidly ignorant while making this statement, Cole sees past the surface ignorance for the wisdom deep in the phrasing.

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