I'm not guilty, now gimme back my bread
Mr. District Attorney, I'm not sure if they told you
I'm on TV every day, where the fuck could I go to?
A reference to Jay’s real-life legal case (he was accused of stabbing Lance “Un” Rivera). Incidentally, despite his protestations, Jay actually plead guilty in that case. He would reference this case in his music numerous times, most humorously in “Dear Summer”.
In this case Jay wants the D.A. to set a bail for him in order to avoid jail, his fame prevents him from being a flight risk so there’s no reason why he shouldn’t have the chance to stay out of prison. Bread refers to bail money, which would be returned to him after being found not guilty.
Gimme back my bread
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