Whether black or white, we both like Mike

from Jay Z – Venus vs. Mars Lyrics on Rap Genius


Regardless of whether you’re black or white, you like Michael Jackson. A play on MJ’s popularity, his ambiguous skin color (both of them like Mike regardless of whether he’s black or white), and an allusion to his song “Black or White”

But here, color belies a gender separation, rather than racial (Beyonce is a lighter hue than Jay..)

Also, Like Mike is a reference to Michael Jordan, there was an early 2000’s kids movie starring Lil Bow Wow with that title..

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