Now go back to church and steal crackers at communion
His famous “Control” verse in a way did bring some attention to the rappers that he mentioned, (good and bad), therefore attracting fans to some of the rappers and letting them “eat”. Kendrick is the king of eatin':
Communion is the part of a church service where everyone drinks wine, (grape juice actually), and “break bread”, usually in the form of crackers. This being your only meal would display a lack of EATing and be extremely pathetic. The line also is one of the many comparisons Kendrick makes to God or religion in the verse.
Additionally, parallel with Kendrick’s infatuation with the books of Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 explain that those who eat the bread at communion out of hunger brings judgment on themselves. The rappers he gave recognition to now are accountable for what they do with it.
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