And I basically know now
We've been racially profiled
'Cuffed up and hosed down, pimped up and ho'd down
There is also a clever word play with “ho’d down”, meaning both the portraying of black women (by society and then hip hop itself) as hoes, as well referencing the popular American type of folk or square dance known as a Hoedown. Basically ‘Ye is saying that the black community have been forced to conform to a number of standards and images that they had no hand in creating or control over.
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