Cause when them checks clear, they're not here

from Childish Gambino – V. 3005 Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It seems as though the friends he “thought” he had (and considered family) are only there for the money he has. This is similar to the times how the same dudes who made fun of him in the past would act like they are his friends because of Gambino’s fame.

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