You know I want you bad as a Benjamin,

from Eminem (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) – Love Game Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

She knows Kendrick wants her as bad as he wants money but yet she continues to play with his emotions. ‘Benjamin’ is a slang for a 100 dollar bill. Benjamin Franklin is on the cover of the bill.

Could be also referring to André 3000 (Mr. Benjamin) as a lot of his songs are about women/love. Andre is know for the abstract metaphors and analogies within his lyrics.


Two lines prior to this he says “curious” and now he’s saying “Benjamin”. It’s possible that he’s referencing the 2008 film starring Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Benjamin was known to look in the mirror at variou points in his life growing up (or growing down, you decide).

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