When he date, he straight, chip off his own papa
When she date, we wait behind the door with the sawed off
Cause we think no one is good enough for our daughters

from Nas – Daughters Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

When a son starts dating and learning more about females, dads don’t find it a bad thing (probably because they’ve been through it), but it’s different when females start dating because dads become overprotective.

When their daughters bring a boy home, because of this protective attitude, fathers usually try and intimidate him — although not usually with a sawed-off shotgun as Nas is contemplating (although the issue with the condoms may have Nas' trust in her dented and he may be just that angry…)

Nas refers to a double standard in parenting. If the child had been a boy and gone out on dates, Nas would have been proud of him and considered him to be a “chip off his own papa”(chip of his own block). However, he gets really possessive of his daughters that he waits behind the front door with a shotgun because no man is is good enough for his ‘princess’.

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