Lord knows I've been lower
Locked underneath the cellar door
I've been bent til I broke but never poor

from Nikki Jean (Ft. Black Thought & Lupe Fiasco) – Million Star Motel Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

She’s been in worse places in her lifetime, but she still has hope; she’s been monetarily poor, but never spiritually so.

Nice play on cellars/sellers — the music industry heads that aren’t concerned with the music itself, but only with making a profit. Sometimes they even keep music locked away if it isn’t viewed as financially viable.

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