For every inch they cut the nose off the Sphinx
I make my jeweler add a few more links
Two schools of thought:
The Great Sphinx of Giza’s nose was destroyed by a Muslim traveller who was upset that peasants were making offerings in the hopes of a better harvest.
Or to the conspiracy theory that white archaeologists removed the Sphinx’s facial features to obscure its African origins. As a “fuck you” to these alleged re-writers of history, Kanye goes extra hard. Although there’s little to back this claim up, it goes along with Kanye’s conspiracy/black history motif throughout the song.
Kanye, offended by this iconoclasm, asks his good buddy Jacob the Jeweler for three or four more chain links on his chain for each inch of the nose. Given that the nose was one meter wide, that’s a shitload of links…
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