Wasn’t I a good king?

from Jay Z (Ft. Kanye West & Mr. Hudson) – Why I Love You Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Good or not, as the Basquiat painting on Hov’s wall attests: “Most kings get their head cut off”. This line also links back to the first verse of Rome (The Throne) burning, leaving Jay-Z alone. He’s wondering if he was good enough.

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