Justin Bieber is used as a metaphor for “white boy”, which is slang for heroin.
It’s no coincidence that he says “promises” right after revealing that the girl he’s dealing with is married. He’s acknowledging and reflecting on the fact that the said girl has broken the promises she’s made by violating the sanctity of her marriage. Wayne hopes to never make a similar transgression.
The title was changed to “Way too Cold.”
It should also be noted that this is Jay’s favorite song of his. He admitted so while performing it at the AMEX Sync show at SXSW on March 12, 2012.
Actually, the lyric does read Prince “William”, not Prince “Williams.” This is according to the official Watch The Throne booklet that came with the album.
Also note the wordplay that Nas uses when he places emphasis on the words “Ivy League” and “Played fair.” This evokes the image of playing in a sports league.
Also note the wordplay that Nas uses when he places emphasis on the words “Ivy League” and “Played fair.” This invokes the image of playing in a sports league.
The lyric should read, “either they know or don’t care.” That’s what the published lyrics that came with the album say.
The lyric is “gimme thou to style on this.