This necklace the reason
All of my dates been blind dates
Jay-Z is fond of these kind of puns about the amount of shiny stones in his jewelry. The man did, after all, write a love song to diamonds
Another, more subtle meaning is there too — all of his would-be paramours never had as much bling as him; he didn’t want them to see him for his money but him for his true self, hence, again, the blind dates. This bling essentially turned them blind.
This line is reminiscent of another classic Hov necklace-related one-liner, from 1998:
Said she loved my necklace, started relaxing
Now that’s what the fuck I call a chain reaction
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