And through my thirst I didn't help you I just made things worse
I hated me and everybody that created crack
Had me thinkin' the newest kicks and the latest gat

from Jay Z – You Must Love Me Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

His mother was having problems after the split, Jay saw this as an opportunity to offer her an escape from her problems….Crack. He didn’t care about her, his thirst/hunger for money was more important. He only thought about the money he was getting & having the latest shoes/guns/etc.
Jay expressed regret for what he did & his hatred for Crack.

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