Before I got proactive, I couldn’t face she

from Jay Z – History Lyrics on Rap Genius


The is a double entendre. He is referring to his acne as a youth and how he needed proactive to attract this girl Victory.

He is also speaking about how Victory would not settle for a guy he did not have potential, goals and plans for his future and a method to put them into action.

Girls like guys who have ambition.

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