"Dear God, I wonder can you save me"
"Illuminati want my mind, soul and my body"
Sets up the struggle between god and doing the right thing and the dark forces of capitalism that defines Jay-Z’s life and ghetto life in general. This line led to thousands of YouTube videos claiming this line confirms Jay-Z sold his soul to the mysterious Illuminati in exchange for fortune and fame. But what Jay-Z is trying to get across is that the struggle for money corrupts completely (mind, soul, and body). Jay is acknowledging that he is starting to fall prey to the pursuit of money, and asks for “God” (in some capacity) to save him.
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