Why did Adam shoot the school up?
Maybe cause the way he grew up
Maybe cause of loose screws
Scratch all that, cause mama loved to pick the tool up
Referring to the Sandy Hook school shooting, Nina is saying that it didn’t happen just because the perpetrator had mental issues, it was mainly because his mother was a firearms fanatic.
In addition, this whole verse has very clever wordplay tying into the use of “tools” and related things; Adam had a trouble childhood because his mama would “pick the tool up” and unscrew all the screws in his head, meaning that he had “loose screws” in a literal sense, and he had mental troubles due to his mother. Tech N9ne also continues this tool metaphor when he says “by the hands of two nuts,” nuts being fasteners used to help tighten screws.
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