“Hurry Up With My Damn Croissants”: Behind Kanye’s Instantly Viral Yeezus Line
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:
I’m going out for breakfast, I’m not hungry I just want to tell someone to, “Hurry up with my damn croissants!”
— Scott Dooley (@scottdools) June 14, 2013
“Hurry up with my damn croissants” is definitely the biggest social commentary / deepest line off of Kanye’s new album “Yeezus.” Maybe.
— Matt Singer (@mattsingeryes) June 14, 2013
it’s been all day and i still can’t make it through “hurry up with my damn croissants” without loling
— Jessica Misener (@jessmisener) June 14, 2013
New Kayne album leaked, and Imma let you finish Yeezy but this is the best lyric of all time: “Hurry up with my damn croissants.”
— Celby Richoux (@celbydevereau) June 14, 2013
Prepare for meme-ifcation, “Hurry Up With My Damn Croissants”.
— Emily Yoshida (@emilyyoshida) June 14, 2013
really enjoying the song “hurry up with my damn croissants” off of the new album Hurry Up With My Damn Croissants
— Brad Nelson (@unbornwhiskey) June 14, 2013
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.
Photo courtesy Flickr user Zdenko Zivkovic.
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