I love it though
I love it though, y'know?
“Devil In a New Dress” is the only song on MBDTF that features no production from West himself. In spite of this, Kanye can’t help but love the beat. As Hova might say:
Rap Genius user Frank has an interesting, alternate take on the words:
It’s telling that the song right before “Devil In a New Dress” is “So Appalled”. At the end of that song, we hear the lyrics “I mean this shit is fucking ridiculous”, perhaps a reference to the obscenity of the opulence and wealth that Kanye and Co. have. Then “Devil In a New Dress” starts, and Kanye says “I love it though”; despite the implicit condemnation of wealth in the previous song, he can’t help but love it. Doesn’t quite fit with the theme of this song, but it carries well from the previous.
Another way of looking at this is that despite everything this woman might be, he still loves it and will love her.
And finally, the beat at this point samples how “you haven’t said a word to me,” which this could be in response to. Similar to how ‘Ye plays with the parallels between the sample and subject matter later in the song as well.
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