So when you throw shade, it could never harm me
(So when you throw shade, it could never harm me)

from Flatbush Zombies – Palm Trees Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Throwing shade” is a term which actually comes from the gay culture in America. It basically means to talk shit lowkey/sublty/indirectly. He’s saying that you can talk all the shit you want behind his back; nothing is gonna get to him. This plays off the last line because palm trees create shade to protect you from sunlight.

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