So I saw a post on Facebook, you know, the place where people go to complain about things, about this song. The woman wasn't too thrilled with the following line, which I can understand: "I spy with my little eye, a girlie I can get 'cause she don't get too many likes...".
She interpreted it as a predatory line going after a girl with low self-esteem. A few other people chimed in supporting her disgust/protest. I was surprised and when she posted the link it low-key backfired because I kinda like the song lol.
But it got me wondering is that REALLY how Kyle meant it?? I mean, I've been hip to him for a while and even featured his song "Blame" a while back. I don't get that vibe from him content-wise. He doesn't talk about that kinda stuff so it was surprising to me, although we can all name some pretty BOGUS lines rappers have said seemingly out of nowhere condoning rape and other atrocious things. However, I felt he meant that the too many likes was that she wasn't popular yet on social media so she wasn't out of his league? (which he confirmed on this lyric explanation video). I've been there. I met a few models while I was out and seen them grow in "fame" online and went, dang, not even gonna try and slide in any DMs (as if that were my M.O.). But I think the song's fun and I perceived it as harmless??
There may be a deeper self-esteem issue somewhere to be discussed but I don't think it's on a conscious level and I hope I'm right. But, enough taking the wind out of your sales. Have fun with this dope video.
Directed by Jayme Lamperle
Produced by Carpool Films
Animated by Jayme Lamperle, Courtney Garvin, Frank Gidlewski, Evan Red Borja & Jake Reed
Backgrounds by Spencer Simmons & Jayme Lamperle
Edited by Tom Carter
& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains