And these drugs, niggas can't resist it
Remind me of when they tried to have Ali enlisted
Muhammad Ali is a famous former American boxer who was stripped of his titles after he was enlisted to serve in the Vietnam War but refused. Like Kanye, Ali was aware that there was still rampant racism going on in America, and when he was asked why he wouldn’t enlist he stated:
“I got nothing against no Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me a nigger.”
Much like Ali tried to resist the draft but was punished, Kanye finds that blacks try to resist drugs but are unable to.
Ali enlisted is a play on the Ali and Liston fight, and he purposely pronounces them similarly. Referring to this fight implies that instead of combating the drugs, people are just put up against eachother without solving anything.
Also, despite all the controversy surrounding him, he’s refused to enlist into the mainstream (change who he is) — he’s still the outspoken, polarising figure he always was.
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