Why one-on-one you can't hold me if your last name was Hanes

from Nelly – #1 Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

You can’t go against him or hold him back from winning no matter what.

“One-on-one” is a common basketball game where one player faces another player.

“You can’t hold me if your last name is Hanes” can be interpreted in one 1 of 2 things:

  1. Hanes is an underwear brand. Nelly’s making the point that not even tight underwear can hold him back, or perhaps it can’t hold his big junk.

  1. Marques Haynes was a basketball player for the trick team Harlem Globetrotters. By continuing the one-on-one basketball reference, Nelly says that even an elite basketball player like Haynes doesn’t have shit on him.

Also : Nelly’s last name is Haynes

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