Album: A Seat at the Table (2016)


  • This song finds Solange exploring black emotional vulnerability, as she questions why African Americans are always seen as angry. It follows the interlude "Dad Was Mad" where her father Matthew Knowles recounts his childhood experiences of racism, which made him an angry young man.
  • The song features a verse from Lil Wayne where the New Orleans native lists some of things that have made him mad. The two artists previously linked up for "Champagnechroniknightcap," a track from Solange's 2008 album, Sol-Angel And The Hadley St. Dreams.
  • Lil Wayne addresses in his verse his suicide attempt at age 12 when he shot himself in the chest.

    And when I attempted suicide
    I didn't die I remember how mad I was on that day

    Wayne previously addressed his suicide attempt on the 2015 track "London Roads."


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