Me drown sorrow in that Diablo

from Kanye West – Dark Fantasy Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A Diablo is a cocktail with tequila, creme de cassis, and lime.

Is Kanye drinking one of these girly-ass drinks? Or is he dealing with pain by driving a Lamborghini Diablo (more stylish..)

Diablo is also Spanish for Devil. This leads to a number of different and interesting readings.

First, it’s an ironic, almost tongue-in-cheek echo of his Me no hablo: he speaks enough Spanish to know his habits are leading him to devilish ends, and his use of Me instead of I is playfully mocking the way non-native English speakers sometimes use pronouns.

Drowning sorrow in the devil suggests self-destructive or unmoral pastimes. The preposition in, taking on a sexual meaning, could imply he’s figuratively in bed with the devil as well.

Interestingly enough, this is also a reference to later on in the album. Getting in the devil directly foreshadows Devil In A Red Dress. West’s fascination with the duality of religion — God v. the Devil, prayer v. sin, etc. — is very marked throughout the album.

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