And they live with they Moms
Another harsh reality of hood life, many people “live with they moms” because their fathers abandon their families.
The choice of the phrase “pop toasters” is clever as the insinuation to “shoot guns” can be interpreted to follow “shoot pops”, a play on the phrase “Moms and Pops”.
The two thoughts on hood live could be said to be juxtaposed for a reason; Jigga says they live with their Moms, not both parents or just their Dad, which means that these guys that usually cause turmoil in the hood are more than likely lacking a father figure in their lives to guide them. Hov is essentially blaming the behavior of the guys that pop toasters on the fact that they didn’t have fathers growing up. A viscous cycle.
Reaching even further, the fact that these toaster-popping people live with their Moms could be an implication of their youth, perhaps 14-21 years old (but driving $100,000 cars in the next line…)
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