No, I want a brothel
No, I want a wife that fuck me like a prostitute
Jay-Z doesn’t really know what he wants. All he knows is that it has to be more. Some young philosophers posed the dilemma in a similar style in AT&T’s newer set of “It’s Not Complicated” commercials:
More is better than less because if there’s more less stuff, then you might want to have some more. But then, your parents won’t let you because there’s only a little. If you really like something, you’ll want more of it. We want more, we want more, like, you really like it, ya want more.
We don’t know what we want specifically, we don’t even know how much more “more” is. We just know that if we like it, we want more of it and we gotta have it as soon as possible.
Furthermore, Jay-Z’s enunciation of “a prostitute” presents it as “‘posed to” (supposed to), going on to change the line into one in which he says he wants a wife who fucks him like she’s “'posed to”.
Lastly, Jay-Z one ups the line of Picasso nods he has coming by referencing one of Picasso’s famous paintings (pictured above) titled Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon, and originally titled The Brothel of Avignon). The work portrays five nude female prostitutes from a brothel on Carrer d'Avinyó (Avinyó Street) in Barcelona.
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