He looked at me, he thought about it was like, "I'm clueless, why?"
The question was rhetorical, the answer is horrible

from Black Star – Thieves in the Night Lyrics on Rap Genius


Talib Kweli didn’t really mean for his friend to answer. A rhetorical question is usually asked to provoke an effect or feeling rather than an answer. That the answer in this case is “horrible” implies that it’s painful, the asking and thinking about the answer stirs up deep and difficult feeling.

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