Talking is hard. Circumstances can sometimes negatively dictate the sentences that come dribbling out of our mouths, and in a lifetime that will be made up of millions upon millions of words, human beings are guaranteed to have multiple instances of nonsensical nomenclature somewhere along the way. Maybe you’re giving a speech in front of a hundred people and your nerves overcome your ability to speak coherently. Maybe your brain momentarily malfunctions and you combine two words instead of picking one of them. You know what’s happening, but you can’t stop it. And you can’t prevent the looks of bewilderment that are staring back at you.
For rappers, these experiences are doubly so. Their lives consist of speaking rhythmically, recording it and releasing it to the masses to be played over and over again. Much like a deleted tweet that’s screenshotted and preserved forever, what a rapper says on wax lives on in infamy. So if they happen to say something that doesn’t make a lick of sense, well, it’s preserved inside of Spotify and Apple Music indefinitely
Turns out, rappers say things that make you go “uh, what?” all the time. You could make an entire list of them just by diving into Lil Wayne’s discography (“Met a female dragon/Had a fire conversation”? C’mon, fam). But to single out Weezy wouldn’t be fair, because there are prominent rappers everywhere saying things that need a fact check. Whether it’s misusing a metaphor, taking a swing and a miss at an analogy or saying something that’s just factually incorrect, a lot of rappers need a copy editor in the studio with them before they send a record off to the adoring public. From 2 Chainz to Drake, to Tyga to Jaden Smith, here are 50 Rap Lyrics That Make No Sense, in an order as nonsensical as the verses you’ll find below.