Have mercy on a Judas, angel wings on a 'ghini
The use of “Judas” as a generic term for “traitor” goes back, of course, to Judas Iscariot,. It should be noted that Jay contrasts the negative connotation of “Judas” by bringing up the highly positive term, “angel,” in the very next line.
The second part of this line refers to the Lamborghini Murcielago. The “angel wings” refers to the way in which the doors open and close, resembling the wings of an angel. See Lupe’s “Lamborghini Angels” for more on this comparison.
In this context it sounds as if Jay is saying that they symbolize how he’s starting to think of fame and celebrity as our culture’s new “God.”
According to the Koran, angels that turned on God are called djinn, and their wings are taken from them. The term djinn is pronounced similar to ‘ghini, so this could easily be a reference to Islam. Additionally, in Islamic tradition, Judas turned into a djinn. Have mercy on the djinn that betrayed God, by giving him his wings back.
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