She refers to the 1974 hit “Lady Marmalade” by the girl group LaBelle. Years later, she would go on to remake this song with Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Mya (written by Missy).
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To “throw shade” is to play one’s face, make another feel foolish, embarrass someone else to a high degree.
She intends to do so if she doesn’t get the money she deserves…. like an aggressive hooker on any MLK Street around the USA.
This is way back before Jay-Z announced that the entirety of the Black Population of the United States will boycott Cristal.
He refers to the over-priced, popularized wine by hip-hop rappers, Cristal
Cease refers to the popular 70-80s television show, Alice, in which the show revolved around the owner of a diner Mel, and the waitress, Alice
He does NOT go into stores, buying clothes from the rack with credit cards! YUCK!
Or she steals credit cards to buy clothes, and they’re invalid because they got cancelled.
Because he has (or had) the capability to buy these things, girls looked at him as a plate of food to get to his money
V’s refer to the highest grade of diamonds, VVS.
“Sweatshirt” refers to Earl, as his full stage name is Earl Sweatshirt
Therefore, he implies, it does not matter how many layers you wear (or how many people try to clone him), there will only be ONE SWEATSHIRT (there will never be another EARL)
“Third strike” refers to the Third Strike Law in which a person can face up to LIFE in prison for committing the same criminal offense three times
Earl appalls his audience, causing them to drop their jaw, in the same way a criminal who receives his third strike is appalled that he has to serve life in prison…
Its referring to:
1. the court room verdict, California has the the 3 strikes policy
2. curb stomps drop your jaw
3. curbs are on streets and its a violent act so hes referencing street fighter 3rd strike(the most famous in the series)
Dropping Jaws (Curb stomping). Get the reference?
thrird strike is Also a STREET FIGHTER GAME so it’s kind of a double meaning here.
“countryfied” refers to a type of way of cooking—lots of grease and fat— like country-style steak