Even if you in a Benz, you still a nigga in a coupe

from Kanye West (Ft. Syleena Johnson) – All Falls Down Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Coupe/coop

Even if a black man/woman becomes successful enough to purchase a high class vehicle like a Mercedes Benz, many people will still see him/her as a “nigga”

In this way, black people are “trapped” by others' perception of them and their race

The coupe is a double entendre, you are literally a black man in a coupe, a two door car. but even if you own a nice black benz you are still a black man in a cage. West plays with the dual meaning of coupe (car) vs coup (cage).

Tying back into the anti-materialism theme of the song, Kanye is also encouraging people to give up their addiction to consumerism by realizing that owning things does not equate to being wealthy.

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “All Falls Down” by Kanye West (Ft. Syleena Johnson) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box