The Martha Stewart that's far from Jewish

from Jay Z – What More Can I Say Lyrics on Rap Genius


Martha Stewart (née Martha Helen Kostyra) is far from Jewish herself — her Polish family raised her Catholic. Hov is simply saying that he is far from “Jewish” — by which he means “naturally gifted with money” — as opposed to everyone’s favorite female-CEO-turned-Wall-Street-thug

Jay-Z has a habit of using “Jewish” to mean “good or conservative with money” (cf. “This Can’t Be Life”, where he raps: “flow tight like I was born Jewish”)

This was written before Ms. Stewart’s arrest and imprisonment

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “What More Can I Say” by Jay Z Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box