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Sunday, October 2, 2005

Kanye West on Prenuptial Agreements

Hip-hop superstar Kanye West’s song “Gold Digger” has recently dominated the Billboard charts, and he was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live’s season premier last night. He has been described as “outspoken” and “controversial” after his critical comments about President Bush’s “response” to Hurricane Katrina. Whether or not you agree with his Katrina comments, his recent hit song is candid on another topic nearer to this blog: contract law. The song counsels on the importance of a Prenuptial Agreement:

18 years, 18 years
She got one of yo kids got you for 18 years
I know somebody payin child support for one of his kids
His baby momma's car and crib is bigger than his
You will see him on TV Any Given Sunday
Win the Superbowl and drive off in a Hyundai
She was spose to buy ya shorty TYCO with ya money
She went to the doctor got lypo with ya money
She walkin around lookin like Micheal with ya money
Should of got that insured GEICO for ya moneeey
If you aint no punk holla We Want Prenup
It's something that you need to have
Cause when she leave yo ass she gone leave with half
18 years, 18 years
And on her 18th birthday he found out it wasn't his

From “Gold Digger” off of the Late Registration album (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam 2005) [NOTE: surrounding “EXPLICIT LYRICS” omitted (as defined and determined by RIAA's parently advisory labeling system)].

[Meredith R. Miller]

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