People on the tweets are freaking out that Jay-Z referenced Taylor Swift in this song, but can we point out that in the same verse he says “WE ON THAT NORMAN MAILER SHIT”? Somebody re-upped their New Yorker subscription! In other super exciting news, a little later Kanye bites Nicki Minaj‘s Oscar Meyer bacon/as salaam alaikum rhyme from “Itty Bitty Piggy”—the ultimate co-sign—and Swizz revives early ’90s hotpants purveyors Snap!. But anyway, Jay-Z namedrops Norman Mailer!! Shout out to New Journalism.
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