Gold Digger

Album: Late Registration (2005)
Charted: 2 1
  • She take my money when I'm in need
    Yeah, she's a triflin' friend indeed
    Oh, she's a gold digger
    Way over town, that digs on me

    (She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
    (When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
    (She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
    (When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head

    Cutie the bomb, met her at a beauty salon
    With a baby Louis Vuitton under her underarm
    She said: "I can tell you rock, I can tell by your charm
    Far as girls, you got a flock
    I can tell by your charm and your arm."
    But I'm lookin' for the one, have you seen her?
    My psychic told me she'll have a ass like Serena
    Trina, Jennifer Lopez, four kids
    And I gotta take all they bad asses to ShowBiz?
    Okay, get your kids, but then they got their friends
    I pulled up in the Benz, they all got up in
    We all went to din' and then I had to pay
    If you fuckin' with this girl, then you better be paid
    You know why? It take too much to touch her
    From what I heard she got a baby by Busta
    My best friend said she used to fuck with Usher
    I don't care what none of y'all say, I still love her

    (She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
    (When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
    (She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
    (When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head

    Eighteen years, eighteen years
    She got one of your kids, got you for eighteen years
    I know somebody payin' child support for one of his kids
    His baby mama car and crib is bigger than his
    You will see him on TV any given Sunday
    Win the Super Bowl and drive off in a Hyundai
    She was supposed to buy your shorty Tyco with your money
    She went to the doctor, got lipo with your money
    She walkin' around lookin' like Michael with your money
    Shoulda got that insured, Geico for your money
    If you ain't no punk
    Holla, "We want prenup! We want prenup!" (Yeah!)
    It's somethin' that you need to have
    'Cause when she leave yo' ass, she gon' leave with half
    Eighteen years, eighteen years
    And on the 18th birthday he found out it wasn't his?!

    (She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
    (When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
    (She give me money) Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
    (When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head

    Now, I ain't sayin' you a gold digger, you got needs
    You don't want a dude to smoke but he can't buy weed
    You go out to eat, he can't pay, y'all can't leave
    There's dishes in the back, he gotta roll up his sleeves
    But while y'all washin', watch him
    He gon' make it to a Benz out of that Datsun
    He got that ambition, baby, look at his eyes
    This week he moppin' floors, next week it's the fries
    So stick by his side
    I know there's dudes ballin', and yeah, that's nice
    And they gonna keep callin' and tryin', but you stay right, girl
    And when you get on, he'll leave yo' ass for a white girl

    Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head, get down
    (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head

    Let me hear that back

Comments: 13

  • Tessa from Washingtonville, Pa( I always laugh when I hear this song, just once.) But I like to listen to it. It is a great tune.
  • Melissa from Lorton, VaI don't really like rap. And I don't want to get on a high horse or anything, BUT if you watch Jets' music video 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl?' you'll notice that Kanye West ripped them off.
  • Jer from Closter, NjI'm almost possitive foxx says "on yo knees" instead of "I gotta leave." It only makes sence because Kanye says "go head girl go head get down." Besides the fact it would sound bad if he said "Go ahead girl, go ahead get down" he's really asking the girl to get down, on her knees, and give head. It would be pointless for me to support my case any further.
  • Angel from Somewhere In, AzI really liked this song until I saw Tom Cruise singing it at a Kanye concert, and acting like the complete moron that he is!! I can't get the image out of my brain when I hear the song.
  • Guess from North Andover, MaThis song won a grammy for best male rape vocal performance.
  • Garrett from Nashville, TnWest has said in interviews that he wrote this for a female star (can't remember who) but when she dragged her heels at recording it, he put it out himself.
  • Nikki from Chicago, IlThis wasn't the first song that Kanye West and Jaime Foxx collaborated on that went #1. The first song that they worked on together that went #1 on was "Slow Jams" which also features Twista. This song is on Kanye West's "The College Dropout" album and Twista's "Kamikazee" album, however Twista's version is different and they also have different videos for this same song. On Jaime Foxx's new album "Unpredictable", West and Foxx does it again with "One Night Estravaganza", I'm curious to see if this will go to #1 when it's released as a single.
  • Jimoh from The Bronx Ny, NyAlso, the song was nominated for a Grammy. If it had won in the category it was up for, this perhaps would have been one of the few times that an Oscar winner had in the next year won a Grammy.
  • Eric from Denver, CoYeah Alex, that's true. Kanye really said that. What he should have said is "George Bush doesn't care about poor people."
  • Emily from Abingdon, VaKanye's performance of this at the 2006 grammy's was hysterical. He and Foxx led opposing marching bands at halftime of a football game. There were also several "gold diggers" in gold bikinis and a number of "broke phi brokes" dancing.
  • Alex from Gaithersburg, MdKaneya WEST SAID "george bush doesnt care about black people."
  • Sammy from New York, NyNow, you shouldn't go ahead and be badmouthing rap so vehemently. You have to qualify the statement. I certainly agree that some rap is terrible like 50 Cent, Fat Joe etc. But think about the rap that mattered back in the day. I'm talking about albums like Public Enemy's "It takes a nation of millions..." A Tribe Called Quest's "The Low End Theory," Dr. Dre's "The Chronic," Notorious BIG's "Ready to Die," Nas' "Illmatic." These are great albums which came from rap. I definitely recommend Jay-Z, Tupac, Outkast, De La Soul, and some of Eminem's stuff.

    On this song, I like it because it's funky & funny. "She walk around lookin like Michael wit yo' money / Shoulda got that insured Geico for yo' money" I also enjoy Jamie Foxx's right on impersonation of Ray Charles.
  • Pepper from Virginia Beach, Vathis song is awesome thats why its on here, im the furthest thing from a new rap fan, but this song is great
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