Thinking 'bout the girl in all leopard
Who was rubbing the wood like Kiki Shepherd

from Kanye West (Ft. Frank Ocean & Jay Z) – No Church in the Wild Lyrics on Rap Genius


The nameless girl’s leopard print attire is in keeping with the ladies-as-wild-animals theme of tonight’s threesome.

Kiki Shephard is the long time co-host of Showtime at the Apollo

On Showtime at the Apollo, Shepard, host Steve Harvey and many guest performers would frequently rub the wood on stage for good luck.

This girl was rubbing a different kind of wood.

Shepard has been mentioned in rap before, most notably in this lyric on Redman’s debut album, but Ye’s lyrics here most directly harken back to Outkast’s So Fresh, So Clean, on which Big Boi raps:

So follow it’s showtime at the Apollo / Minus the Kiki Shepherd, what about a ho in a leopard-print"

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