Kanye West – Jail, Pt. 2 Ft. DaBaby | Lyrics Meaning Explained
“Jail, Pt. 2” is the twenty-fourth track on Kanye West’s 2021 album ‘DONDA.’ The song features vocals by Francis and the Lights, DaBaby, Marilyn Manson, and Kanye West. This is the first time each of these artists has collaborated with each other. In the song, artists confess their sins, explain what lead them to be in this position, and asks for forgiveness.
‘Donda’ is Kanye West’s tenth studio album released on August 29, 2021, after being teased and delayed multiple times. Kanye West held two listening parties for the album at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta leading up to the album release, and the third party in Chicago. This track was played at the second listening party.
“Jail, Pt. 2” is the second rendition of the second track on the album “Jail.” The first rendition featured vocals by Jay-Z, thus re-uniting two of the most anticipated collaborators together. However, “Jail, Pt. 2,” stirred some controversy for having verses by Marilyn Manson and DaBaby. Marilyn Manson has a long list of sexual assault charges and DaBaby recently suffered a loss of credibility for homophobic slurs. Kanye also shares some screenshots of some text messages which said that DaBaby’s manager would not clear his verse on “Jail, Pt. 2” for unknown reasons.
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Kanye West “Jail, Pt. 2” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Check out our article on “Jail” part one for the review of the first two verses of the song by Kanye West and the third verse by Jay-Z.
The third verse by DaBaby addresses the controversy surrounding his recent homophobic slurs. DaBaby made a hateful speech about HIV/AIDS and homosexuals during his set at Rolling Loud Miami 2021 concert. Following these comments, DaBaby received a massive backlash from his fans, overall Internet, got blocked from several future concerts, and even from artists he worked with such as Dua Lipa.
I said one thing they ain’t like, threw me out like they ain’t care for me
Threw me out like I’m garbage, huh?
DaBaby later apologized to the LGBTQ+ community, but he deleted this post from his Instagram page soon after. Even on this song, DaBaby does little to make amends for what he said.
DaBaby says that he is glad that it happened the way it did so that all the ‘snakes’ in his camp will leave him alone now. He also comes at all the people who helped this story blow up and caused several of his planned concerts to shut their doors on him. He claims that the people stopped him from feeding his daughter.
Next, DaBaby talks about his upbringing to justify his behavior. He talks about how his mother had to work 2-3 jobs to make ends meet. She was never home and he was raised by his uncles who were drug addicts. He comes from poverty and from the depths of the streets. He is a product of his environment.
DaBaby ends his verse by saying that he always talks about what is true and real to him. This line contrasts with what Kanye has been chanting all over the song; “I’ll be honest, we all liars.” This also means that he meant what he said with his homophobic slur.
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