(That shit cray, that shit cray, that shit cray)
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Despite HEAVY traffic on Twitter about some British crime lords named Kray, it’s quite apparent from Jay’s pronunciation of “crazy” in his verse (and the spelling in the lyric book) that “cray” is just a truncated version of the word “crazy”.
The “Kray” spelling came from tumblr user (formerly le-mia) who trolled the whole universe into thinking “that shit cray” came from the infamous Kray twins. Le-mia even managed to get #kray worldwide trending on twitter, and ammended to wikipedia, though she made all of it up.
[info courtesy of thatshitcrazykray.tumblr.com/]
During a recent live performance at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Jay clearly says “crazy” where the hook says “cray”, thus ending the debate.
Still think it’s spelled “Kray”? Would Yeezy, as grand as his shows are, actually let the Throne’s set designers misspell the word? Y'all really need to stop listening to random hoes on Tumblr…
As for the origin of this controversial phrase, we need look no further than a fairly recent song by the artist Kanye cites as inspiration when interviewed.
Is it a coincidence that “Th(at) shit cray” appeared in “Lose My Mind” some time before this song’s release, and Kanye wanted to bring to mind “Jeezy in Paris”?
Nope, probably not…
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