Came here for school, graduated to the high life
Ball players, rap stars, addicted to the limelight
If you haven’t noticed, Jay-Z’s verse focuses on the female life in NY.
In this line, a girl arrives in New York to go to school, got a drug addiction, now she’s chasing after any high-profile man to be in the “limelight” (aka spotlight)…
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