Fact Checking “Birthday Song” by 2 Chainz

Rappers say a lot of interesting things in their songs, yet almost never are they checked for accuracy. This is why my team of researchers and I decided to fact check a few popular hip-hop tracks. This week we investigate the truthfulness of the certified banger “Birthday Song” by 2 Chainz featuring Kanye West.

[Intro: 2 Chainz]

 

Yeah birthday, it’s your birthday, ha, uh, uh

If I die, bury me inside the Louis store

[Chorus: 2 Chainz]

They ask me what I do and who I do it for (yeah)

And how I come up with this shit up in the studio (yeah)

Fact Check: Accurate. I have wondered how he comes up with his lyrics during every 2 Chainz song I’ve ever listened to.

All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho (true)

All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho (yeah) (what?)

When I die, bury me inside the Gucci store (what?)

When I die, bury me inside the Louis store (what?) (true)

All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho (what?) (yeah)

All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho (what?) (2 Chainz)

Fact Check: Extremely accurate. That is literally the only thing he wants for his birthday.

[Verse 1: 2 Chainz]

She got a big booty so I call her Big Booty (booty)

Fact Check: Very accurate. The female spoken of here does indeed have a large booty. Thus, Mr. Chainz is correct in referring to her as “Big Booty”. It is important to note however, that this is most likely not her government registered name.

Skrr, skrr, wrists movin’, cookin’, gettin’ to it (cookin’)

I’m in the kitchen (I’m in the kitchen)

Yams everywhere (yams)

Fact Check: Actual yams everywhere? Extremely unlikely. Yams meaning drugs? Accurate.

Just made a juug (just made a juug)

I got bands everywhere (bands)

You the realest nigga breathin’ if I hold my breath (damn)

Fact Check: If I’m being totally honest with myself, I really don’t think I am.

Referee with a whistle, brr, hold this tech (baow)

Extendo clip (extendo clip)

Extendo roll (extendo roll)

When yo girl leave me, she need a hair salon (damn)

Fact Check: I trust 2 Chainz on this one.

Hair weave killer goin’ on a trapathon (yeah)

See, I done had more bombs than Pakistan (bomb)

Fact Check: Very Unlikely. According to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Pakistan has roughly 120-130 Nuclear warheads. The I.C.A.N.W. did not list 2 Chainz as a potential threat.

Dope bomb, dro bomb, and a pill bomb (bomb, bomb)

See, nigga, I’m ballin’, you in will call (true)

When I die, bury me inside the jewelry store (2 Chainz)

When I die, bury me inside the Truey store (true)

True to my religion, two everything, I’m too different

Fact Check: Accurate. He does not conform to social norms.

So when I die, bury me next to two bitches (two bitches)

[Chorus: 2 Chainz]

They ask me what I do and who I do it for (yeah)

And how I come up with this shit up in the studio (what?) (yeah)

All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho (true)

All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho (what?) (yeah)

When I die, bury me inside the Gucci store (what?) (yeah)

When I die, bury me inside the Louis store (what?) (true)

Fact Check: While this is accurate in describing where he would like to be buried, it is extremely unlikely this request will be completed.

All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho (yeah)

All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho

[Verse 2: Kanye West]

Ah, Yeezy Yeezy how you do it huh

It’s my birthday, I deserve to be greedy huh

Fact Check: Unlikely that Kanye is only greedy on his birthday.

She holding out, she ain’t giving to the needy huh

You go downstairs and fall asleep with the TV on

Fact Check: Very likely. We’ve all been there. Waking up to “Home Improvement” re-runs at 3 A.M. happens to respectable Americans every day.

Ya’ll been together ten years, you deserve a ménage

Fact Check: Ask your wife first. She may have a different opinion.

Especially if you put that BMW in the garage

Especially if you paid a couple payments on her Mamma crib

Went to her niece’s graduation, man I hate those kids

Fact Check: Accurate. Kanye definitely hates those kids.

Last birthday she got you a new sweater

Fact Check: Very unlikely. For Kanye’s birthday in 2015, Kim Kardashian rented out the Staples Center and invited a celebrity guest list to play a pick up game. The gift reportedly cost upwards of $110,000.

Put it on, give her a kiss, and tell her “do better”

She said “how ’bout I get you jewelry from the West End?”

How ’bout she hit the Westin and get her best friend?

I’m joking, I’m just serious, I asked her

Fact Check: Paradoxical, yet surprisingly accurate.

Don’t be acting like no actress, if we preaching then we practice

Don’t be reaching, don’t be touching shit

We in Kanye West’s Benz

‘Cause I will turn you back to a pedestrian

Fact Check: Accurate. While Kanye could be liable for the safety of the woman if he kicks her out of the car on a highway, I don’t believe Mr. West would hesitate to do so.

-Cade McAllister

 

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