But a, a thug changes and love changes
And best friends become strangers, word up

from Nas – The Message Lyrics on Rap Genius


This line is about love, envy, and betrayal and how pride and egos get in the way of important relationships. Change in everything is inevitable — everyone and everything eventually changes.

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