Hanging out with Questlove reminiscing 'bout Whitney
He like, "Man, we can't even make it to 50?!"

from Childish Gambino – We Ain't Them Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Whitney Houston was only 48 years old when she died, and Michael Jackson barely made 50 before his tragic end. Admittedly both deaths were artificially instigated, but it just goes to show that life is fleeting and, as Questlove says, there are no guarantees we get to live to enjoy ourselves at a ripe old age.

Just look at all the young musicians (Black or not) in the Forever 27 club. Life really is that fragile.

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