YG releases “Scared Money” single with Moneybagg Yo and J. Cole YG is back with his first single of 2022, with “Scared Money.” These include two huge features as well, from J. Cole and Moneybagg Yo. Scared Money appears to be the first single, off of a possible YG album coming in 2022. The last […]
Stream “Scared Money” by YG ft. J. Cole and Moneybagg Yo via Spotify, below.
As far as the title/chorus is concerned, this song (“Scared Money”) is based on an old ‘hood adage that goes “scared money don’t make money”. What that actually is supposed to mean, in simplified layman’s terms, is that you shouldn’t expect to generate a substantial amount of dough unless you’re also willing to bravely invest some.
But the lyrics of this song aren’t really about such a subject, i.e. advising listeners on how to invest or anything like that. Instead, perhaps the simplest way to describe what’s going down here is as wealth-based braggadocio, the type you would more or less expect from the rappers at hand.
Meanwhile the chorus is letting dudes know that unless their own woman is really attractive, then one shouldn’t be claiming that they’re “lit” or poppin’ like the artists at hand. So maybe what YG is putting forth, in a roundabout way, is that guys shouldn’t be afraid to invest money in securing a woman who is extremely sexy. Nah, just kidding! Coming off like a pimp and all, obviously this vocalist is more interested in extracting money from women then spending it on them.