I'mma need a day off, I think I'll call Ferris up

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Gotta Have It Lyrics on Rap Genius


Reference to the film Feris Bueller’s Day Off, which follows a high school student who ditches school for a day. This is also a play on words to give a shoutout to DJ Pharris, Kanye’s long-time friend and Chicago native.

Yeezy’s choice of film is a shout-out to his hometown. The movie largely takes place in downtown Chicago, and director John Hughes said, “I really wanted to capture as much of Chicago as I could. Not just in the architecture and landscape, but the spirit.”

It’s not the first time ‘Ye has referenced the movie, either

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