Prince Williams ain’t do it right if you ask me
Cause I was him, I would have married Kate and Ashley

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Niggas in Paris Lyrics on Rap Genius


A play on the names of actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and the Prince’s recent marriage to Kate Middleton.

A word that does double duty like this (married/Mary) is an example of double syntax, a favorite device of John Milton — the sudden change in meaning keeps you on your toes (here’s another example)

P.S. Didn’t Kanye and Mary-Kate supposedly hook up, too?

Maybe Kanye has seen Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s 1999 movie Passport to Paris?

Or maybe Kanye just wants to fuck both Kate and Pippa Middleton.

btw KANYE: the prince’s name is William, not Williams. Might want to do more than one take on these verses. (Although the official lyric booklet lists this lyric as “Prince William”, it sure sounds like he says “Williams”)

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