High yellow broad
Jay loves his wavey light skinned girls!
“High yellow” (sometimes “yaller” or “yeller”) is a 19th century colloquialism for a black person with light skin, traditionally due to having a proportion of white ancestry. The term is sometimes considered an epithet in modern-day useage.
The term has especially been associated with the Louisiana Creole, and Beyoncé’s mother and Jay’s mother-in-law Tina Knowles (above) has Louisiana Creole ancestry.
The next few lines demonstrate that Jay isn’t concerned with racial hang-ups; he is close to people of all skin-tones, and wants to move on from race politics.
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