Remove her, send the cheetahs to the tomb
Our war is over, our queen has met her doom
The historical Cleopatra committed suicide after her lover and political and military ally, Mark Antony, lost the Battle of Actium. This section of the song references that — the “send the cheetahs to the tomb” language is a nod to the ancient Egyptian practice of mummifying cats — not the first time this practice has been referenced in hip-hop
This narrator seems to think that Cleopatra’s betrayal and fall from grace marks the end of their “war”. I think “cheetahs” this time, is referring to “cheaters”—both Cleopatra and her lover are dead and will be sent to their tombs. In actual history, Cleopatra’s death was soon followed by Rome taking over Egypt and ending the reign of the Pharaohs.
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