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- hov_jay_leadWith all the hype surrounding Jay-Z's <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail</i>, there's been plenty of talk about the impeccable lyricism, witty wordplay and intricate dichotomies. Enough of that, though. Even a God MC like Jay is bound to make a few mistakes, so here we've compiled a few lyrics from the album that actually miss the mark. Click through to check it out.
- jay-z-shines-at-carnegie-hall-6uv3rn5-x-large.jpeg<h2>"Caught up in all these lights and cameras / But look what that did shit to Hammer." - "Holy Grail"</h2>What actually led to MC Hammer's financial demise was excessive spending that reportedly led him to being $13 million in debt, before going bankrupt. He would later explain, "My priorities were out of order."
- jay_lyric_19<h2>"Whoa! This ain't B.R., no / This S.C., CEO, the next Lyor? No / The next leader of the whole free world / And the next thing I'mma do is free Sigel, go." - Jay-Z on "Ignorant Shit"</h2>
- jay_lyric_7<h2>"What you know about going out, head West / Maybach, 3 TV's all up in the head rest." - "BBC"</h2>The Maybach 62s, the brand's most luxury model, is actually designed in such a way that it is only possible for there to be one TV in each headrest. So, having "3 TV's all up in the head rest" is simply exaggeration.
- jay_lyric_10<h2>"Bright lights is enticing / But look what it did to Tyson." - "Holy Grail"</h2>Tyson's fall from grace had less to do with the "bright lights" and more to do with his unlikely loss to Buster Douglas in February of 1990, as well as an affair with the 18-year-old Desiree Washington. At the height of his career, Tyson was sentenced by an Indiana judge to serve six years in prison for raping Washington.
- jay_lyric_1<h2>"Boy from the hood but got White House clearance." - "Open Letter"</h2>After appearing in candid photos with Beyonce in Cuba, Jay released "Open Letter," claiming that his pal Obama gave him clearance to go to Cuba. Obama went on to deny this, and admitted at the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner, "I have 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one of them."