Childish Gambino - IV. Sweatpants
[Verse 1: Childish Gambino & Problem]
Watching haters wonder why Gambino got the game locked (Yeah?)
Half-Thai thickie, all she wanna do is Bangkok (Yeah?)
Got her hair done, French braids, now she A$AP
Bino so insensitive, she askin' “Why you say that?!”
I'm chillin' (Yeah), real nigga feelin'
Rich kid asshole, paint me as a villain (Ma!)
Still spitting that cash flow, DJ Khaled
I got a penthouse on both coasts, pH balance
Real nigga, I rep those
Why though? 'Cause I said so
Hip deep in that Pepto, I got five on her like Ben Folds
I got more tail than that PetCo (What)
You faker than some Sweet'N Low (Why?)
Yeah, you got some silverware
But really are you eating though? (Yeah)
Are you eating though? Nigga, are you eating though?
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner's for beginners, you ain't even know
Never catching cases, why they faces look so E-M-O?
Watch a hater hate me, wanna play me like a piano
My architect know Japanese (Yeah?)
Your girl, she jockin' these (Yeah?)
No hands like soccer teams and y'all fuck boys like Socrates
You niggas ain't coppin' these, niggas ain't lookin' like me (Nah)
Nah, I ain't checkin' I.D. (Nah), but I bounce 'em with no problem
Tell 'em, Problem (Problem!)
This song seems to fit a certain rich-boy theme, and does not seem to reflect Gambino himself, but rather a character or alter-ego, “The Boy.” This may have to do with the proposed supplemental screenplay that Gambino says will accompany the album’s release. He said in an interview “Sweatpants” refers to the fact that rich people wear whatever the hell they want. Like you could show up to a black tie affair in sweatpants and mofos wouldn’t say shit to you if you were rich enough.