Though the jewelry’s Egyptian, know the hunger’s Ethiopian

from Kanye West (Ft. Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, Jay Z, Kid Cudi & Pete Rock) – The Joy Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kanye tends to sport a ridiculously large gold Horus piece (valued at a little over $300,000). Horus was ancient Egypt’s God of War, Protection, and the God of the Sky— more loosely compared to Jesus Christ as opposed to God himself. So while women flock to Kanye because of this obvious wealth (chain!), he alludes that he’s still as hungry for more creations, fame, money, success—just as he when he was just getting started.

The line about Ethiopians being hungry because of that country’s perennial famines is a bit tasteless, and a bit stale.

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