The next time you’re curious as to the meaning of your favorite hip-hop lyric, don’t Google it. Just ask Jimmy Kimmel. Or maybe not.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host welcomed rap royalty couple Offset and wife Cardi B to his show Wednesday night. Before the couple performed their song “Clout,” they took part in “New Lyrics for Old People.”
The premise: Offset and Cardi would sing a lyric, after which Kimmel would attempt to translate it for the hip-hop impaired.
“Straight out the street to a penthouse, Miami beach — yayo,” Offset rapped.
“I came from humble beginnings,” Kimmel replied in his “old people” translation. “Now, I own a condominium in Florida. Yayo.”
After a few more lines, Cardi joined in. “Whole lotta people need to hear this,” she said. “Its a lot of names on my hit list.”
“Okay, that means, ‘Everyone listen closely, because I’m upset with a lot of you’,” Kimmel translated.
Kimmel concluded that “Clout” is a message from Offset and Cardi to others: don’t use our names to build your fame. The emcees agreed and even went along with Kimmel’s suggestion that he drop a cameo on their next song.
Kimmel last played “New Lyrics for Old People” back in May with YG.
“Clout” appears on Offset’s debut solo album Father of 4, which was released last February.
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