Blue bloods they trying to clown on me

from Jay Z – Somewhereinamerica Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A great homograph used by Jay-Z.

Blue Blood is from the medieval European belief that royalty and nobility had blue blood; the elite had enough power and wealth that they could afford to have peasants and the urban poor do their dirty work for them- since the aristocrats were able to stay inside and avoid long hours in the fields (and the sunlight), they were often so pale that their blue veins showed under their translucent skin, thus leading people to believe that their blood was blue.

The Bloods and The Crips have been enemies for quite a while.

  The Bloods are widely known for wearing red clothing. 

   Whereas the Crips are known for wearing blue.

Being a Blue Blood would mean that you were apart of the Crips as well as the Bloods. If I was Jay-Z I would be confused too.

Another shot at Wayne who has been criticized for the authenticity of his gang affiliation to the “Bloods” street gang. He used to claim the Crips. He’s calling out their street-cred/loyalties.

Lil Wayne: “I used to be a crip but me n dem fell off, and the blood brothers took care of me and turk…”

Another angle on it could be a reference to the show Blue Bloods, and could mean that the Feds are still watchful of his moves..

And another possible entendre could be that he’s referencing his daughter “Blue” Ivy who could be seen as a “Blue Blood” and she’s trying to joke/make fun of him.

Giving him the cheek…

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