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5 Misheard Hip-Hop Lyrics From Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake & More

Ever thought that Jay Z, Kanye West or Drake said something weird in a song? You’re not alone, we’ve put together a top 5 list of misheard hip-hop lyrics!

50 Cent – In Da Club

50 Cent is a rapper from New York that has been at the top of his game for years now. He has released classic rap anthems like Candy Shop; I Get Money, 21 Questions and Window Shopper. None of them, however, have been as widely popular and famous as In Da Club.

Released in 2003, this track became 50’s first number one single. Although one lyric does sound threatening, it sounds like Fiddy says:

“So come give me a hug if you’re into gettin’ drugged.”

Either fiddy is using a new method of pulling on a night, or we have misheard what he’s saying. Yes, it is the latter. Charming as both lyrics would be and are he actually says:

“So come give me a hug if you’re into gettin’ rubbed.”

Which is a relief, right?

Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind

There are a handful of people in the world that need no introduction. Freddie Mercury, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra will probably give you an idea of those sorts. Jay-Z is one of them.

Jay has been the biggest name in rap music for a decade, and he shows no signs of slowing down. Empire State of Mind was THE hit track of 2009, staying on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks and hitting number 1 in seven countries. At one point in the song though, Jay’s seems to reference Christianity at a rather inappropriate moment. It sounds like he says:

  “If Jesus paying Lebron, I’m paying Dwayne Wade.”

Jay’s lyrics reference Young Jeezy’s song “23 24,” which told the tale of using sports stars’ jersey numbers as code when discussing drug prices for business. Lebron wears number 23 for the Miami Heat, and Wade wears the number 3. Jeezy is suggesting that he is so high up in the business he gets a ‘mates rates’ kind of situation on his cocaine. The misheard lyric is not only implying that Jesus is involved in a drugs ring, but also that he is getting totally ripped off and that he is just no good at it. The actual lyrics are

“If Jeezy paying Lebron, I’m paying Dwayne Wade.”

Which at least clears Jesus’ name. And Jeezy…well done I guess?

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