I'm like Gnarls Barkley meets Charles Barkley
Gnarls Barkley is an electronic R&B musical duet that came out with their billboard hit Crazy around the time this song was being recorded in 2006. Charles Barkley was a legendary MVP winning power-forward in the NBA during the 90’s
Not to be taken literally, Kanye is merely saying that he is very successful at life. More specifically, he’s saying that he’s a mix between success musically, and at the same time having a controversial attitude and rocky public image like Charles Barkley’s.
Note also that at the time this song was released, Chuck was starring in a series of T-Mobile commercials with Dwayne Wade, connecting this line to the reference above.
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