There's A Thug In My Life
Rihanna feat. J-Status Lyrics


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Gotta keep it on the down low
I'll never let my mama know
Only call him on my cell phone, only see him after dark
I met him on the 6 train
The way he said my name
The brother had a lot a game
Had me open from the start
He scoops me up in his ride
Friday about a quarter to 9
So fly and so fine, and I'm so glad that he's all mine

There's a thug in my life
How am I gonna tell my mama?
She's gonna say it ain't right, but he's so good to me
There's a thug in my life
And it's gonna cause crazy drama
I'm gonna see him tonight
I'm gonna give him everything

I know his crew is kinda shady
Sometimes it gets kinda crazy
But he treats me like a lady
Gives me everything I need
I don't care who's hating on me
Cause every night he's waiting on me
He's got mad personality, a side they never see
My friends tell me to slow down
But every time that he's around
My heart's on lock down
I feel love and I'm so proud

There's a thug in my life
How am I gonna tell my mama?
She's gonna say it ain't right, but he's so good to me
There's a thug in my life
And it's gonna cause crazy drama
I'm gonna see him tonight
I'm gonna give him everything

Mama, don't worry, I'm not in a hurry
I won't disappoint you
I won't make you sorry
He's the one for me (He's all I ever need)
We'll be together from now till forever
I know its the real thing, if you don't, whatever
And I know its meant to be

There's a thug in my life
How am I gonna tell my mama?
She's gonna say it ain't right, but he's so good to me
There's a thug in my life
And it's gonna cause crazy drama
I'm gonna see him tonight
I'm gonna give him everything

Mama, don't worry, I'm not in a hurry
I won't disappoint you




I won't make you sorry
He's the one for me (He's all I ever need)

Overall Meaning

"There's A Thug In My Life" is a song by Rihanna featuring J-Status that revolves around a young girl who is in love with a "thug," someone who is involved in illegal activities and has a bad reputation. She worries about what her mother will think of her relationship and keeps it a secret from her. The song portrays the struggles of balancing love and parental expectations.


Throughout the song, the girl expresses her conflicted feelings about her relationship with the thug. She acknowledges the risks and dangers of being involved with someone who has a questionable background, but at the same time, she can't help but fall for him. She talks about how he treats her well and gives her everything she needs, which makes it hard for her to let him go despite the disapproval of her friends and family. In the end, she insists that he is the one for her and promises her mother that there's no need to worry about the future of their relationship.


The song highlights the issue of romanticizing criminal activity and the idea of the "bad boy" in popular culture. It also touches on the struggles of young people torn between their own desires and the approval of those around them, specifically their parents.


Line by Line Meaning

Gotta keep it on the down low
I have to keep it a secret


I'll never let my mama know
I won't tell my mother


Only call him on my cell phone, only see him after dark
I only communicate with him privately and at night


I met him on the 6 train
I met him on a train


The way he said my name
I liked how he said my name


The brother had a lot a game
He was very charming


Had me open from the start
He had my attention from the beginning


He scoops me up in his ride
He picks me up in his car


Friday about a quarter to 9
On Friday at 8:45 PM


So fly and so fine, and I'm so glad that he's all mine
He's very attractive and I'm happy to be with him


There's a thug in my life
I'm involved with a gangster


How am I gonna tell my mama?
I don't know how to tell my mother


She's gonna say it ain't right, but he's so good to me
My mother will disapprove, but I love him


And it's gonna cause crazy drama
It will create a lot of problems


I'm gonna see him tonight
I'm meeting him tonight


I'm gonna give him everything
I'll give him my all


I know his crew is kinda shady
I know his friends are sketchy


Sometimes it gets kinda crazy
Things can get a bit out of control


But he treats me like a lady
He's kind and respectful to me


Gives me everything I need
He provides for me


I don't care who's hating on me
I don't care who doesn't approve


Cause every night he's waiting on me
He's always there for me


He's got mad personality, a side they never see
He has a great personality that others don't see


My friends tell me to slow down
My friends tell me to take it easy


But every time that he's around
But when he's with me


My heart's on lock down
I'm fully committed to him


I feel love and I'm so proud
I'm in love and proud of it


Mama, don't worry, I'm not in a hurry
Mother, don't worry, I'm taking my time


I won't disappoint you
I won't let you down


He's the one for me (He's all I ever need)
He's the perfect one for me and all I need


We'll be together from now till forever
We will stay together forever


I know its the real thing, if you don't, whatever
I know it's true love, even if you don't believe me


And I know its meant to be
I believe it's our destiny to be together




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Evan A. Rogers, Carl Allen Sturken, Etterlene Jordan

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