Gold Digger
Kanye West Lyrics


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She take my money when I'm in need
Yeah, she's a triflin' friend indeed
Oh, she's a gold digger
Way over town, that digs on me

(She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
(She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head

Cutie the bomb, met her at a beauty salon
With a baby Louis Vuitton under her underarm
She said, "I can tell you rock, I can tell by your charm
Far as girls, you got a flock
I can tell by your charm and your arm"
But I'm lookin' for the one, have you seen her?
My psychic told me she'll have a ass like Serena
Trina, Jennifer Lopez, four kids
And I gotta take all they bad ass to ShowBiz?
Okay, get your kids, but then they got their friends
I pulled up in the Benz, they all got up in
We all went to Den and then I had to pay
If you fuckin' with this girl, then you better be paid
You know why? It take too much to touch her
From what I heard she got a baby by Busta
My best friend said she used to fuck with Usher
I don't care what none of y'all say, I still love her

(She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
(She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head

Eighteen years, eighteen years
She got one of your kids, got you for eighteen years
I know somebody payin' child support for one of his kids
His baby mama car and crib is bigger than his
You will see him on TV any given Sunday
Win the Super Bowl and drive off in a Hyundai
She was supposed to buy your shorty Tyco with your money
She went to the doctor, got lipo with your money
She walkin' around lookin' like Michael with your money
Shoulda got that insured, Geico for your money
If you ain't no punk
Holla, "We want prenup! We want prenup!" (Yeah!)
It's somethin' that you need to have
'Cause when she leave yo' ass, she gon' leave with half
Eighteen years, eighteen years
And on the 18th birthday he found out it wasn't his?

(She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
(She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head

Now, I ain't sayin' you a gold digger, you got needs
You don't want a dude to smoke but he can't buy weed
You go out to eat, he can't pay, y'all can't leave
There's dishes in the back, he gotta roll up his sleeves
But while y'all washin', watch him
He gon' make it to a Benz out of that Datsun
He got that ambition, baby, look at his eyes
This week he moppin' floors, next week it's the fries
So stick by his side
I know there's dudes ballin', and yeah, that's nice
And they gonna keep callin' and tryin', but you stay right, girl
And when you get on, he'll leave yo' ass for a white girl

Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head





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Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Gold Digger by Kanye West tell a story of a man who is involved with a woman who he believes is only with him for his money, hence the title "Gold Digger." The lyrics describe the woman as "trifling" and "digs" on the man, taking his money when he is in need. While he does not want to directly call her a gold digger, he acknowledges that she is not interested in being with broke men. The man in the song also recognizes that he is not the only one being pursued by the woman, as she mentions that he has a flock of girls around him.


The song then goes on to describe the woman's lavish lifestyle, as she carries a baby Louis Vuitton under her arm and is interested in taking all of her kids and their friends to ShowBiz. The man in the song, however, continues to stay with her despite her shady motives, insisting that he still loves her.


Eventually, the song reveals that the woman has a child with the man and is receiving child support from him. However, her lifestyle still exceeds his, with her car and house being bigger than his own. Kanye recommends that the man protects himself with a prenup, as he knows that once the woman leaves him, she will take half of his assets.


Overall, the lyrics of Gold Digger portray a cautionary tale about the dangers of getting involved with someone for their money or letting others take advantage of one’s wealth.


Line by Line Meaning

She take my money when I'm in need
She takes advantage of my financial vulnerability


Yeah, she's a triflin' friend indeed
Yes, she is a disloyal and untrustworthy friend


Oh, she's a gold digger
She only values money and material possessions, not genuine relationships


Way over town, that digs on me
She lives far away but still shows interest in me because of my wealth


(She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
She does give me money, but that doesn't necessarily make her a gold digger


(When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
But she refuses to associate with men who don't have money


(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
I need to leave her and move on with my life


Cutie the bomb, met her at a beauty salon
I met her at a place where appearances are prioritized over substance


With a baby Louis Vuitton under her underarm
She displays her wealth conspicuously, even using a designer baby bag


She said, "I can tell you rock, I can tell by your charm
She flatters me by recognizing my wealth and charisma


Far as girls, you got a flock
I have many women interested in me


I can tell by your charm and your arm"
She can tell by my confidence and my Rolex watch


But I'm lookin' for the one, have you seen her?
I'm searching for true love, not just superficial attraction


My psychic told me she'll have a ass like Serena
I've been told that my soulmate will have features similar to Serena Williams


Trina, Jennifer Lopez, four kids
I've dated famous women like Trina and Jennifer Lopez who have multiple children


And I gotta take all they bad ass to ShowBiz?
Do I have to take care of all their kids and expenses?


Okay, get your kids, but then they got their friends
Fine, take your kids, but then their friends want to come too


I pulled up in the Benz, they all got up in
I arrived in my luxury car, and they all wanted a ride


We all went to Den and then I had to pay
I had to foot the bill for everybody's entertainment


If you fuckin' with this girl, then you better be paid
If you're dating a woman like this, you need to have a lot of money


You know why? It take too much to touch her
She's high-maintenance and requires a lot of money to please


From what I heard she got a baby by Busta
Rumor has it that she has a child with Busta Rhymes


My best friend said she used to fuck with Usher
My friend claims that she has a history with Usher


I don't care what none of y'all say, I still love her
Despite her flaws and gold digging tendencies, I still have feelings for her


Eighteen years, eighteen years
I'm stuck with the financial burden of supporting a child for 18 years


She got one of your kids, got you for eighteen years
She has a child with me and now I'm obligated to support them for 18 years


I know somebody payin' child support for one of his kids
I know someone who is paying child support for one of their children


His baby mama car and crib is bigger than his
His ex-partner has nicer material possessions than he does


You will see him on TV any given Sunday
Despite his financial struggles, he tries to appear successful and wealthy on TV


Win the Super Bowl and drive off in a Hyundai
He may win a championship, but can only afford a humble Hyundai car


She was supposed to buy your shorty Tyco with your money
She was supposed to buy things for your child with your money


She went to the doctor, got lipo with your money
Instead, she spent the money on elective liposuction surgery


She walkin' around lookin' like Michael with your money
Now she looks like Michael Jackson because of the plastic surgery


Shoulda got that insured, Geico for your money
He should have insured his money and possessions against theft and fraud


If you ain't no punk
If you're not weak or cowardly


Holla, "We want prenup! We want prenup!" (Yeah!)
Demand a prenuptial agreement to protect your finances in case of a divorce


It's somethin' that you need to have
Having a prenup is a necessary precaution in a relationship with a gold digger


'Cause when she leave yo' ass, she gon' leave with half
If you don't have a prenup, you may lose half of your wealth in a divorce


And on the 18th birthday he found out it wasn't his?
After financially supporting a child for 18 years, he discovered that the child was not biologically his


Now, I ain't sayin' you a gold digger, you got needs
I'm not necessarily calling you a gold digger, but I recognize that you have financial needs


You don't want a dude to smoke but he can't buy weed
You don't want a man who smokes, but you also don't want a man who can't afford to buy weed


You go out to eat, he can't pay, y'all can't leave
If you go out to eat and he can't pay, you're stuck there until somebody else covers the bill


There's dishes in the back, he gotta roll up his sleeves
He may have to work in the restaurant's kitchen to cover the bill


But while y'all washin', watch him
While you're doing dishes, keep an eye on him


He gon' make it to a Benz out of that Datsun
He has drive and ambition, and will eventually upgrade from his old car to a Benz


He got that ambition, baby, look at his eyes
He has a strong desire for success and it shows in his determined gaze


This week he moppin' floors, next week it's the fries
He may have a lowly job now, but he's determined to work his way up


So stick by his side
If you truly love him, support him in his quest for success


I know there's dudes ballin', and yeah, that's nice
I'm aware that there are wealthy men out there, and that may seem appealing


And they gonna keep callin' and tryin', but you stay right, girl
Other men will try to win you over with their wealth, but stay loyal to me


And when you get on, he'll leave yo' ass for a white girl
If you become successful and wealthy, he may leave you for a woman of a different race or social status


Get down girl, go 'head, get down
Dance and celebrate, despite the gold digger's influence on your life


(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
I need to leave this situation and move on


(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
I need to move on and find someone who values me for more than my money


(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
I need to stop enabling her gold digging ways and cut her out of my life


(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head
I need to move on and find someone who values me for who I am, not what I have




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Kanye West, Renald J. Richard, Ray Charles

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Dinger Bell

Kane West, the only man that can consistantly make his own songs sound like bad karaoke

Aads

bro thats so true

lizzoncker

@Dinger Bell u typed it

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Francis Tervil

Kanye can be stupid sometimes, but he's a great artist!!!!

Taco_Fly

It's crazy how kanye went from a the best producer to the best rapper so fast

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both

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Can't forget clothing and shoe designer also.

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