And sat upon a pedestal promote getting called 24 carot souls

from Robert Glasper (Ft. Bilal & Lupe Fiasco) – Always Shine Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Being fed these fake ideals, people born rich do not come to understand what it’s like for the majority; they are instructed to value wealth as a measure of one’s character.

We’ve been fed the idea that bling is all, since childhood. So in a way, when we show it off we give away our souls to the 24 carat jewels.

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