Emaciated models
With cocaine and blood pouring out their nostrils,

from Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Emaciated means to become extremely thin by means which are not practical. Models often resort to sniffing the white powder to compensate for any gain in mass, which they need to in order to carry on modelling on the catwalk. The “catwalk of life” refers to the fact that the models, who partake in these illicit activities are constantly being watched—by everybody— kids who look to them as their role models. It’s all a means of control people to achieve the look which is not achievable.

Kate Moss knows this better than anyone…

Lupe also talks about this on his last verse on Hurt Me Soul.

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