Now check out Fiasco’s version, in which he raps about two lovers, whereas B.o.B used the song as an expression of handling success:
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The biggest thing missing from Lupe’s version? Energy. Maybe we’re simply used to B.o.B’s take since that’s the version we’re used to, but Bobby Ray’s spirited delivery makes Lupe just come off as disinterested.
But honestly, either way we think this track would have been a hit, since it’s really Hayley’s hook that sells it.
But that’s us. Which version do you prefer? And how bitter do you think Lupe is of B.o.B?