I'm important like the Pope,

from Big Sean (Ft. Jay Electronica & Kendrick Lamar) – Control Lyrics on Rap Genius


The Pope is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. Like the pope, Kendrick is an important leader of the rap game.

This line and the next are lifted almost verbatim from Kurupt’s verse on Get Bizy. Kendrick references his big homie Kurupt later in the verse.

I’m important like the Pope, I’m the king of New York
I’m live from South Central, I’m a Muslim on pork

The way Kendrick pronounces important makes it also sounds like “impotent”, and as the Pope is not allowed to have sex, Kendrick’s wordplay creates two meanings.

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