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Ni**as In Paris
Jay-Z Lyrics


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"We're going to skate to one song and one song only"
Ball so hard muh'fuckas wanna fine me

So I ball so hard muh'fuckas wanna fine me
But first niggas gotta find me
What's fifty grand to a muh'fucka like me
Can you please remind me?
Ball so hard, this shit crazy
Y'all don't know that don't shit phase me
The Nets could go oh for eighty-two and I look at you like this shit gravy
Ball so hard, this shit weird
We ain't even 'pose to be here
Ball so hard, since we here
It's only right that we be fair
Psycho, I'm liable to be go Michael
Take your pick, Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game 6
Ball so hard, got a broke clock, Rollies that don't tick tock
Audemars that's losing time, hidden behind all these big rocks
Ball so hard, I'm shocked too, I'm supposed to be locked up too
You escaped what I've escaped
You'd be in Paris getting fucked up too
Ball so hard, let's get faded, Le Meurice for like six days
Gold bottles, scold models, spillin' Ace on my sick J's
(Ball so hard) bitch behave, just might let you meet 'Ye
Chi town's D. Rose, I'm movin' the Nets to BK

Ball so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me
That shit cray
That shit cray
That shit cray
Ball so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me
That shit cray
That shit cray
That shit cray

She said 'Ye can we get married at the mall?
I said look you need to crawl 'fore you ball
Come and meet me in the bathroom stall
And show me why you deserve to have it all
(Ball so hard) that shit cray, (that shit cray) ain't it Jay?
(Ball so hard) what she order? (What she order?) Fish fillet
(Ball so hard) your whip so cold (whip so cold) this old thing
(Ball so hard) act like you'll ever be around motherfuckas like this again
Bougie girl, grab her hand
Fuck that bitch she don't wanna dance
Excuse my French but I'm in France (I'm just sayin')
Prince William's ain't do it right if you ask me
'Cause I was him, I would have married Kate and Ashley
What's Gucci my nigga?
What's Louie my killa?
What's drugs my deala?
What's that jacket, Margiela?
Doctors say I'm the illest
'Cause I'm suffering from realness
Got my niggas in Paris
And they going gorillas, huh!?

(I don't even know what that means)
(No one knows what it means, but it's provocative)
(No it's not)
(It gets the people going!)

Ball so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me
Ball so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me

You are now watching the throne
Don't let me get in my zone
Don't let me get in my zone
Don't let me get in my zone
These other niggas is lyin'
Actin' like the summer ain't mine

I got that hot bitch in my home
You know how many hot bitches I own?
Don't let me get in my zone
Don't let me get in my zone
Don't let me get in my zone
Don't let me get in my zone
The stars is in the building
They hands is to the ceiling
I know I'm 'bout to kill it
How you know? I got that feeling
You are now watching the throne
Don't let me into my zone
Don't let me into my zone
I'm definitely in my zone
(Zone, zone, zone, zone, zone, zone, zone, zone)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Niggas in Paris" by Jay-Z and Kanye West are largely focused on their success and wealth. They talk about how they ball so hard that people want to fine them, and how they're not affected by anything that might bring others down. They also mention that they're in Paris and living it up, with lines like "Let's get faded, Le Meurice for like six days" and "Gold bottles, scold models, spillin' Ace on my sick J's."


The second verse focuses more on the rappers' attitudes towards women, with the line "She said 'Ye can we get married at the mall?" leading into lyrics about hookups in bathroom stalls and bougie girls who don't want to dance. Toward the end of the verse, there's a reference to Prince William and his choice of wife, and then the lyrics become more disjointed as they reference a variety of things like Gucci and Louis Vuitton, feeling like they're suffering from "realness," and being in their "zone."


Overall, the lyrics to "Niggas in Paris" can be seen as a way for Jay-Z and Kanye to brag about their wealth and success, while also pushing back against anyone who might try to bring them down. The lines about women and relationships feel more like a reflection of a certain type of lifestyle rather than anything particularly serious or meaningful.


Line by Line Meaning

We're going to skate to one song and one song only
We are going to listen to only one song and it's gonna be great


Ball so hard muh'fuckas wanna fine me
I'm so rich and successful that people are trying to take my money


But first niggas gotta find me
It's hard to catch me because I'm always on the move


Can you please remind me?
I'm so rich that I don't even remember how much money I have


Ball so hard, this shit crazy
My life is insane because I'm so successful


Y'all don't know that don't shit phase me
I'm so confident and strong that nothing can bring me down


The Nets could go oh for eighty-two and I look at you like this shit gravy
Even if my basketball team loses every game, I'm still rich and successful


Ball so hard, this shit weird
My life is so unusual and unique because of my success


We ain't even 'pose to be here
We are so successful that it's surprising to others who didn't think we would make it


Ball so hard, since we here
Now that we're successful, we need to use our power to do good things


It's only right that we be fair
We need to share our success with others and be just


Psycho, I'm liable to be go Michael
I'm so talented that I could be like Michael Jackson, Tyson, or Jordan


Take your pick, Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game 6
I'm so talented that I could be like Michael Jackson, Tyson, or Jordan during Game 6


Ball so hard, got a broke clock, Rollies that don't tick tock
I'm so rich that even my broken clocks and non-working watches are expensive


Audemars that's losing time, hidden behind all these big rocks
Even my fancy watch is falling apart but it's covered in expensive jewels


Ball so hard, I'm shocked too, I'm supposed to be locked up too
I'm so successful that people are surprised I'm not in jail with other rich people


You escaped what I've escaped
You have avoided the hardships I've had to overcome


You'd be in Paris getting fucked up too
If you were in my situation, you would also party hard


Ball so hard, let's get faded, Le Meurice for like six days
I'm so rich that I can afford to party in fancy hotels for days at a time


Gold bottles, scold models, spillin' Ace on my sick J's
I'm so successful that I party with expensive champagne and beautiful women while wearing fancy shoes


(Ball so hard) bitch behave, just might let you meet 'Ye
If you're nice to me, I might introduce you to my famous friend 'Ye


Chi town's D. Rose, I'm movin' the Nets to BK
I'm a successful businessman who is moving a basketball team from Chicago to Brooklyn


That shit cray
That is crazy


She said 'Ye can we get married at the mall?
A woman asked Kanye if they could get married at a shopping mall


I said look you need to crawl 'fore you ball
I told her that she needs to work hard before she becomes successful


Come and meet me in the bathroom stall
Let's meet up in a private place


And show me why you deserve to have it all
Prove to me that you're worth being successful


(Ball so hard) that shit cray, (that shit cray) ain't it Jay?
Isn't it crazy how successful we are, Jay?


(Ball so hard) what she order? (What she order?) Fish fillet
What did she order? A cheap sandwich


(Ball so hard) your whip so cold (whip so cold) this old thing
Your car is impressive, but mine is even better and it's old


(Ball so hard) act like you'll ever be around motherfuckas like this again
Act like you're used to being around successful people like us


Bougie girl, grab her hand
A high-class girl, take her hand


Fuck that bitch she don't wanna dance
Ignore that girl, she doesn't want to dance


Excuse my French but I'm in France (I'm just sayin')
Sorry for cursing, but I'm in France


Prince William's ain't do it right if you ask me
In my opinion, Prince William didn't get married in the best way


'Cause I was him, I would have married Kate and Ashley
If I were in his position, I would have married both Kate and Ashley Olsen


What's Gucci my nigga?
What's up, my friend?


What's Louie my killa?
What's up, my killer? (referring to Louis Vuitton)


What's drugs my deala?
What's up, my drug dealer?


What's that jacket, Margiela?
What brand is that jacket? (referring to Maison Margiela)


Doctors say I'm the illest
People say that I'm the best


'Cause I'm suffering from realness
Because I'm so authentic and genuine


And they going gorillas, huh!?
My friends are partying hard (referring to the phrase 'going ape')


(I don't even know what that means)
I don't understand what's going on


(No one knows what it means, but it's provocative)
The phrase is confusing and strange, but it's interesting


(No it's not)
Actually, it's not that interesting


(It gets the people going!)
Despite being strange, the phrase is exciting and energizing


You are now watching the throne
You are witnessing the most successful and powerful people


Don't let me get in my zone
Don't interrupt my success and focus


These other niggas is lyin'
Other people are lying about their success and power


Actin' like the summer ain't mine
Pretending that other people can be as successful as me


I got that hot bitch in my home
I have a beautiful, attractive partner


You know how many hot bitches I own?
I have many attractive partners


The stars is in the building
Many successful people are here


They hands is to the ceiling
They are cheering for us


I know I'm 'bout to kill it
I am going to be very successful


How you know? I got that feeling
I have a strong intuition that I will be successful


I'm definitely in my zone
I am completely focused and motivated


(Zone, zone, zone, zone, zone, zone, zone, zone)
I am in my success zone (repeated multiple times)




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Shawn Carter, Kanye West, Chauncey A. Hollis, W.A. Donaldson, Mike Dean

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@prestonm3634

“Alexa, play fine distinguished gentlemen of African descent in Paris”

@darrelf.r.7584

*Capital city of france

@Saintgloace

LMFAOO

@kiyahtalkz

This was the one LMFKAJEHEHW

@chidori9249

This the best one

@apersona9379

I put people in Paris
I’m Hispanic so I don’t even know if I can say anything

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@jamesslade2123

Never ask a man's salary.
Never ask a woman's age.
Never ask who was in Paris.

@satoix8443

LMAO

@hanzv2332

Austrian Painter

@poopystoopywoop8308

Negus

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