Then you mix things: like cars, jewelry, and miss things
Jealousy, ego, and pride, and this brings
It all to a head
Jay goes on to explain that when you are a poor young teen who comes upon money suddenly (as jay did when he began dealing drugs as a teen), you become entranced by the fame, fortune, and beautiful women, forcing you to forget exactly why you came into the rap career. (Cars, Jewelry and Miss Things) Although these sound like good problems to have. The “Miss Thing” is probably Carmen, the catalyst for the Nas/Jay-Z beef.
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