Yes, I'm a dog, I'm a Hoya, homie

from Lil Wayne – Upgrade Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Hoya is the nickname for the school’s athletic teams. The term Hoya does not refer to a dog, but is actually part of some Latin phrase that fans used to shout at games. The only connection between Hoya and dog is that the school’s mascot is a bulldog, because a Hoya is, well, nothing. So here, Lil Wayne is being Lil Wayne and saying something that doesn’t make sense on the surface, but makes sense after you do your research.

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