Despite the negative elements of being in the spotlight, he still loves it and doesn’t really understand why.
To continue, this song/verse is also an extended metaphor for the rap/music game. From the first verse: “Fuck, the fame keep cheating on me” to the last verse: “This fame hurt but this chain works.” Jay ruined his life for fame. But he loves it. So much. This Jay’s version of “Used to Love Her,” Eminem’s “25 to Life,” and Wale’s “Love/Hate Thing.”
After all the sacrifice they, as artists, have put into the industry, they are addicted to the fame and personify music as a dysfunctional relationship.
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