You gon' see lawyers and niggas in Jordans
Ye juxtaposes two contrasting symbols of status and wealth against each other. Lawyers can be taken to represent power and status or the “Mo' Money, Mo' Problems” adage, so they always have lawyers on deck. It’s easy for them though because they’re paid. In any case they’re still down to earth guys that rock J’s. Which still represent status and style to some. Perhaps this is continuing the lobby imagery. Imagine a five star hotel lobby where a rap star like Kanye is staying. You will literally see “lawyers and niggas in Jordans” passing through.
Lawyers hanging out with rappers? That does sound familiar
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