Let you debate whether it's birds tellin' or motellin'

from Lupe Fiasco – SLR 3 (Round of Applause) Lyrics on Rap Genius


Some more wordplay referring to the Alfred Hitchcock movies mentioned earlier — Psycho and The Birds.

Here, “birds tellin'” is clearly a reference to The Birds, while “Let you debate whether it’s … or motellin'” is a clever reference to the Bates Motel — the primary setting for the Psycho film.

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