I don't need no middlemen to talk to my ni**as
I understand if you don't understand I figure my ni**a
That's where we differ
I take what's mine you accept what they give you
I get you
I don't take no checks
I take my respect
Pharrell even told me 'Go with the best bet'
Jimmy Iovine offered the safety net
Google came around with a crazy check
I feel like YouTube is the culp-a-rit
Ni**as pay you a tenth of what you supposed to get
You know ni**a die for equal pay, right? You know what I'm worth
I ain't your slave right
You know I ain't shucking and jivin' and high fivin'
You know this ain't back in the days right
But I can't tell by the way they kill Freddie Gray right
Like the way they did Tray right?
Y'all gone' keep choking' ni**as
We gon' turn style
I ain't your token ni**a
You know I came in this game independent right
My own label
Oh ni**as is skeptical of they own shit
You bought nine iPhones and Steve Jobs is rich
Phil Knight worth trillions you still bought those kicks
Spotify's nine billion and they ain't say shit
'Lucyyy you got some splainin' to do'
The only one they hatin' on look the same as you
I know they tryin' to bamboozle you
Spending billions on meryin' to confusin' you
I had to tell myself 'Hov, get used to it'
It's politics as usual