The lyrics of the second verse center around a meeting Cole had with Barack Obama, as the rapper details what it was like to meet the president:
I had a convo with the president, I paid to go and see him
Thinking bout the things I said I'd say when I would see him
Feeling nervous, sitting in a room full of white folks
Thinking about the black man plight, think I might choke.
It's likely Cole's conversation took place on April 15, 2016 when he, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj and Wale attended a White House sit down with President Obama to discuss criminal justice reform and the My Brother's Keeper Initiative. Cole's recounts how he directly asked the POTUS: "Does he see the struggles of his brothers in oppression?"