Frank Ocean explains those random lyrics at the start of "Slide"

Publish Date
Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 12:30PM

Okay, so, you know the track by Calvin Harris and Frank Ocean called "Slide"? It's got that part at the start that some people struggle to make out. Even when you hear the lyrics, a lot of people aren't quite sure what they mean. You know, this part: 

Well, Frank Ocean has hopped on Genius to offer some vague insight into his lyrics from "Slide".

The song's first few bars go:

“I might
Empty my bank account
And buy that boy with a pipe
Buy that boy with a pipe
I might, I might
Empty my bank account
And buy that boy with a pipe
Buy that boy with a pipe
I might”

Frank has explained that "Boy With a Pipe" is "A Picasso painting that sold for so much money."

The painting is a 1905 work from Picasso's Rose Period, that was auctioned off for $104 million at Sotheby's in 2004.

The line is one of a pair of references to the artist in the song, as Offset's verse features the line, "Walk in my mansion, twenty thousand painting, Picasso." 

So, now ya know! 

Calvin Harris - Slide ft. Frank Ocean & Migos is out everywhere now 🙌

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