But I’m probably just gon' go and buy Ferraris, vroom

from J. Cole – Villuminati Lyrics on Rap Genius


Referring to the previous line, asking for reparations for slavery, but even if he did get the money he would probably just go out and buy a expensive car or basically waste it. It’s too late for reparations to be of any use – except as something symbolic – for someone in Cole’s income bracket. and he doesn’t need whatever petty cash the government would spare now. This goes with the theme of him being materialistic.


When he says “I’m” he’s also referring to the black race in general. Society thinks that they will just spend reparations on frivolous things because they don’t know any better, so they’ll never get them. Therefore, he shouldn’t even ask.

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