I don't even like Washingtons in my pocket
Jay has the same kind of rich person problem as Diddy.
The line is figurative. Not is Jay-Z too rich to hold Washingtons, or single dollar bills in his pocket, he doesn’t like the story of America in general. As mentioned before, he doesn’t acknowledge Christopher Columbus. Jay-Z also has a bone to pick with Washington, who owned hundreds of slaves in his time. To go along with the coming line about picking cotton, it can be noted that American money is made from cotton. A lack of African Americans on our currency could also explain his discontent with the bills.
As an extended metaphor, Jay is saying he doesn’t like politicians in his pockets. In general, Washington refers to Capitol Hill where all the politicians are located to conduct government business and they are known to solicit rich people for funds to support their campaigns.
Boots Riley of the Coup had a much more direct diss of Washington in his classic “Piss On Your Grave.”
There’s wordplay on Wallace and wallet: pocket and wallet both being places to put money.
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