“Hurry Up With My Damn Croissants”: Behind Kanye’s Instantly Viral Yeezus Line

Croissant

Posted by on 06/14/2013 at 7:02 PM News

The Popdust Files: I Am A God, kanye west, viral, Yeezus

If you’ve spent any time listening to the newly leaked Yeezus, or even just following people who were talking about Yeezus, you’ve undoubtedly heard one line over and over again:

 

 

 

The line comes from “I Am a God,” the album’s third track. Here’s the full context:

I am a god

So hurry up with my damn massage
In a French ass restaurant
Hurry up with my damn croissants

As you can see, there really isn’t any. Does RapGenius offer any illumination?

Garçon, let’s get these fucking croissants on my table ASAP! Excuse my french, but I’m in Fraaaance!

So, no. If we had to guess, we’d assume the line ties into Kanye’s longstanding fascination with French culture as a synonym for class, luxury and sophistication—a symbol of everything that’s normally off-limits to a black man from Chicago. Plus, the fact that it’s a breakfast food lends the line a certain petulant silliness. Only small children and very, very rich people get breakfast served to them. Us normals have to fetch our own croissants.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf3fPtr3B5k

Photo courtesy Flickr user Zdenko Zivkovic.

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