Plies - Why U Haterate me
When I asked the government, why ya'll hate us so much
When I asked the other color, why ya'll hate us so much
When I asked the law, why ya'll hate us so much
When I asked the prosocuters, why ya'll hate us so much
Is it our skin color or is it the way we talk
You hate us cause we us or you hate us cause we fought
Is it the way we live or is it the way we walk
We never had shit so it can't be nothing we bought
The shit ya'll took us through probably the reason we off
Our pride we still got it only thing we ain't lost
Defending ourselves shit that was something we was taught
We been through the roughest times but all of it ain't our fault
Wish I could add up the years in prison our peoples caught
The government done stripped us we ain't really have a choice
Yo people go to college my people go to court
Yo people was born with money my people was born broke
Yo people lived in mansions my people hung from ropes
Yo people had it made all my people had was hope
Yo people had help all my people heard was "no"
My people thought about it yo people cut our throats
The respect we had for one another shit wasn't even close
We had to entertain that was our only open do'
If we wanted to make it we had to rap, sang, or drive spokes
We could'ntafford a full ride shit my people po'
My people ain't mad yo people hate us though
But we the ones struggling so why ya'll hate us fo'
The police want us bad the judge hate us mo'
The jury think we guilty before we come through the do'
And ya'll will take out money but won't help us though
And ya'll biggest fear is to see my people grow
But our biggest fear is dying before we turn 24
And every law that's passed designed to sink us mo'
And every time we go to jail ya'll get paid tho'
But when we ask for money ya'll slam the do'
They say our president black but we can't tell though
We only got ourselve now that's what's real though
I know ya'll hate our guts that's how ya'll feel though
But ya'll ain't got to like us but let us live though
And cause we black bruh don't mean we steal though
And cause we from the ghetto don't mean we dumb though
We just as smart as ya'll but ya'll don't want the world to know
But all we want to know why ya'll hate us so much
Why ya'll hate us so much...