I had that bitch on a rope
Jay’s now taking over the world of Sadism, now who gon' stop him, huh?! Okay, not quite but he is alluding to the now established hip-hop slang of referring to cocaine as White Girl and saying he had control over it or distributed it (roping equates chain supply).
This goes more in line with the previous bars. Made it disappear then reappear, like a magic trick they make a dove disappear and then reappear because it’s tied to rope.
An allusion to basketball: when a player has exception ball handle, i.e. dribbling prowess, they’re said to have the ball “on a rope”. Meaning they have the ability to make the ball do what they want. This ties back to the G.O.A.T. line as this is a term commonly used in basketball, correlating to the theme of athletics in this song. J had the ability to make both coke and his career act according to his own will.
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