I was birthed, fuck your iris and the IRS, get the hell up off your high horse

from Jay Z (Ft. Justin Timberlake) – Holy Grail Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Hova is from Marcy Projects which is one of the worst part of Brooklyn; while he’s writing this rap complaining about the paparazzi chasing him, someone from his block was probably shot so he feels survivor’s guilt.

Whining about his iris) being hurt by the flashes or about paying taxes to the IRS feels absurd when he thinks about his past; his old self would probably tell him to get off his high horse.

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