I am the day Ice Cube met Michael Jackson
Surprisingly, the two actually appeared together on a song. Granted, it was a remix for the NBA, and they probably never came face to face… and it featured Shaquille O'Neal… but that still counts, right?!
Ice Cube was hard and “black.” Willing to say things like, “fuck the police.” All Falls Down (Original)
Michael Jackson wrote amazing pop hits and classics that will never die. Michael Jackson was also a black male who “was white.” I believe this is a reference to how many people think that Kanye doesn’t “act black.” Everything I Am
West is calling himself the combination of a hard black man who isn’t afraid to say what he believes, and a man who “acts white enough” for white america to be comfortable with him “[getting] them singles though.” ‘Ye’s gonna sneak into the suburb and then “Get extra black on 'em.”
Also important: White people hate Ice Cube. White people love Michael Jackson. Or maybe, “A nigga you love to hate.” Take One for the Team
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