Pharrell said he had “something special” up his sleeve, and he didn’t disappoint.
“I get it how I live it / I live it how I get / Y’all don’t really get it / I pull up in a lemon / Blocks get to spendin' / Money 3D printin' / Never had a limit / Never been religious / I just always had opinions," the 6 God raps in the opening verse. "My daddy told me 'listen you better get some money and not die and go to prison / So you see / Yeah, I got rich and stayed free / Free the dawgs doin' B.I.Ds."
The song's original version, which highlighted Rihanna's impressive rap skills, served as the lead single of N*E*R*D's 2017 No One Ever Really Dies.
In a February interview with iHeartRadio, Pharrell spoke about the track's visual, its accompanying dance, as well as its meaning.
"Lemon is a fruit. It is bitter. Hence, the origin of the song," he explained. "It's like when we all have the potential to be very fruitful as human beings, but there's certain times where people act like they're like happy for you, but when they answer your question or when they see you, it's kinda like they just bit into a lemon. And that's kinda like what it's about."