Five-star dishes, food for thought bitches

from Kendrick Lamar – HiiiPower Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is advanced thought. Kendrick is referring to So Appalled, which contains much reference to lavish lifestyles and grandeur. Kendrick did a freestyle over the beat of “So Appalled” called “A Little Appalled”. The hook of the original goes:

Champagne wishes, thirty white bitches
I mean this shit is fucking ridiculous
Five star dishes, different exotic fishes
Man this shit is fucking ridiculous

This is essentially talking about wealth and how they now eat extravagantly and can afford rare, pricey pets. Instead of eating the five-star dishes of food, Lamar “eats” extravagant plates of knowledge and wisdom. He sees more importance in mental wealth (intellectual and critical thinking, wisdom, etc.) than in material wealth.

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