Some seek fame cause they need validation
Some say hating is confused admiration

from Nas – Stay Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Some persons will seek fame due to personal inadequacies, and a lust for significance. Some persons hate out of jealousy or longing for that significance — a twisted love of sorts that requires effort to sustain. Much like “The Fox and the Grapes,” people oft hate what they don’t have. Fear is closely related to hatred, and as was said on “Hate Me Now”:

Niggas fear what they don’t understand
Hate what they can’t conquer
Guess it’s just the theory of man
Became a monster

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