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“Vultures,” written by Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign, Bump J, Fya Man, Chords & LiLMexicoBeatz, is a song released on the 22nd of November, 2023. It is the lead single from a joint collaborative album by Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign. But you and I don’t know the name of the album yet. The meaning of “Vultures” lyrics by Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign is about their present wealthy lifestyle and controversial remarks. To be precise, the highlight of Kanye West in this song is his questions regarding his Anti-semitic accusations from the media. Then, Ty Dolla $ign raps about his affluent lifestyle after getting wealthy. Also, everyone is shocked that Lil Durk’s verse has been cut off from the official release of the song.
I have embedded this song directly from Spotify below as there was no YouTube video for this song. You can listen to Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign’s “Vultures” below.
What Is the Meaning of “Vultures” Song by Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign?
The intro of “Vultures” by Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign begins with the lyric, “All eyes on me”; which is a reference to 2pac’s song, “All Eyez On Me” which was released on the 13th of February, 1996. It is also a reference to the reaction of the world towards Kanye West following his anti-semitic remarks. Many companies cut ties with Kanye West, the most popular ones being Adidas, Balenciaga, and Gap. Despite everyone fixating their gazes on Kanye West, he says he will still tell the truth and he won’t be silenced. Also, he asks his fans to not cry for the consequences of his actions.
As we move to the first verse, Bump J raps about his affluent lifestyle and the dangers that come with it. The meaning of Bump J’s verse in “Vultures” lyrics is he considers his colleagues (other rappers) to be vultures. This line alone tells me that the music industry is a cutthroat industry with a high level of competition and you should feel the same way as well. Bump J, then, mentions the supercars he owns, the LaFerrari F8 and Lamborghini Roadster. The lyric, “I turn ten bricks into twelve, them birds had a growth spurt” tells me that he is involved in buying and selling illegal and addictive substances, which has been very profitable for him. Also, Bump J wordplays Rolls-Royce Ghost to ghosting a romantic partner, which means cutting ties with someone silently. As he raps about not dialing 9-1-1, he is implying that he would rather take matters into his own hands.
In the second verse, Kanye West comes back again with a controversial lyric, “How I’m anti-Semitic? I just f… a Jewish b….” Also, this line is backed by his openly stating that he had had a romantic relationship with the Jewish wife of Scooter Braun, his former manager. The meaning of Kanye West’s verse in “Vultures” lyrics is him questioning the media’s accusations of anti-semitism against him while giving references to Alzheimer’s. I find it disturbing how Kanye doesn’t seem to have issues with his antisemitic remarks just because he did not have good experience with a few Jewish businessmen. It’s absurd. But he is not backing away from addressing personal controversies head-on through his art.
Then, in the third verse, Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign come together. Here, the romantic partner of Ty Dolla $ign tells him to aim for her neck cause her boyfriend bought that necklace. I assess that she is trying to provoke the jealousy inside him. But he sees through this and he has begun to see some other romantic partners. This can be proven with his following lines. He expresses grief at the death of Takeoff, who was shot on the 1st of November, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Then, he expresses grief once again about the death of G.Ca$$o who unexpectedly passed away on the 22nd of April, 2011. The rappers talk about their romantic encounters in the Middle East, particularly their time in Saudi Arabia. There are mentions of the Russia and Ukraine war which started on the 24th of February, 2022. Then, they show their support to Big TC, YNW Melly, and Young Thug, who are locked up in the jail cell. Read the original lyrics of Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign’s “Vultures” via Genius.
Context of “Vultures” Lyrics Meaning by Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign
Variety’s William Earl says, Kanye West has returned with the “Vultures” song after sabotaging his own career by a series of antisemitic comments and messages on social media to stir more controversy. He raps about his questions to the media about their Anti-semitic accusations against him. While Ty Dolla $ign and Bump J rap about their romantic partners and their lifestyle after getting wealthy.
This song was leaked by the fan who first heard it as his sleep was disrupted. He posted a snippet to Snapchat as he was awoken by Kanye West listening to it on a luxurious resort in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia on the 16th of November, 2023. The next day, DJ Pharris played the song on his Chicago radio station, Power 92. Then, the song was uploaded to streaming services. But they removed it quickly. However, people were fast enough to retrieve the cover art of the song. However, I feel bad that Lil Durk’s verse was cut off from the final verse.
Lil Durk’s Reaction To His Verse Cut From “Vultures” by Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign
HipHopDX’s Sam Moore says, Lil Durk wrote on his Instagram Story, “Be lucky I’m humble look at it as your blessing” after his verse was cut from “Vultures” song by Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign. I can safely say that Lil Durk wasn’t particularly amused by this. To add insult to injury, the guest appearance is made by Bump J and not by Lil Durk. I know we all want to know why this happened. However, there are no explanations yet from Kanye and Ty Dolla $ign.
What Were Lil Durk’s Lyrics on “Vultures”?
Before deleting Lil Durk’s verse from the lyrics of the new Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign song “Vultures,” I had already jotted down his lines. Lil Durk, in his verse, says he has helped many people boost their insurance. Also, he has helped many people become the influencers that they are today. He gives a shoutout to Kanye’s “Yeezy” lineup and then talks about his problems with the feds and his foes. I am not as surprised when he raps about owning a weapon in California considering his fame. But what I am surprised by is Lil Durk rapping about ramen out of all other foods. Then, he gives a shoutout to Bvlgari, Ferrari, Offset from the Migos, and his girlfriend Cardi B. The original lyrics to Lil Durk’s verse on the song “Vultures” are:
Iced out all my scammer h…s, boost all your insurance upLil Durk’s Lyrics on “Vultures” Before Deletion
Iced out all my ghetto h…s who turned into influencers
Smurkio, f… that b… and leave, I don’t care who she f…
Air s… out her closet, it’s hot as hell, she got on Yeezy UGGS
I got moes with me, Bump out the feds, mean I got foes with me
You got goofies with you, before I do that, I keep some h…s with me
Askin’ for my g… when I’m in Cali’, n…, this your city
Why you DM’in’ my b… actin’ like we f…? These h…s below-semi
Street n…s want ramen, I don’t like calamari
Took her out that cheap s…, took her to Bvlgari
Never tell her “Sorry”, this car a Ferrari
Off set with this Cuban link, you think she was Cardi
(This Chicago, n…, go)
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