If it wasn't for these pictures they wouldn't see me at all
Jay-Z (and Beyonce) keep a low-profile. You would never see either of them if it weren’t for the paparazzi and media.
Jay-Z and Beyonce during their infamous trip to Cuba
It could also mean that Jay is so far removed and advanced from his competition, that no one could see him if it weren’t for actual pictures. Like Cena used to say.
This could also be another reflection on how black people are treated in society.
There was a time in which black people were invisible and not seen as actual people, Little Richard was never acknowleged as starting the push of Rock and Roll but Elvis was because he was white. If celebrities like Michael Jackson and Jay-Z crossed over to the white culture it’s only because of the pictures in magazines and on TV, while in the past black artists didn’t get the same treatment.
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