Released: March 12, 2012

Songwriter: Lauryn Hill

[Spoken: Lauryn Hill]
Who I am, you know, has nothing to do with the hair and the shoes and stuff—even though I like shoes—but, you know, it has nothin' to do with that
You know in what I do, I find there's a lot of power in prayer, so I pray for the people who don't understand me
And I tell you, be honest with you, I pray more now to be understood—no, excuse me—to understand than to be understood
I pray now to learn how to love and to be loved, because God has given me abundance so, you know, I don't need God
"These people don't understand me, they think I'm crazy every time I'm on the mic," it's not about that
I pray I understand them so I can talk to them, minister to them even more. You understand what I'm saying?
So I'm just not afraid of, it's no effect, it's immaterial to me because our enemies are not physical bodies, they are actually our family. They don't know it and we don't always know it
But our enemies are not flesh and blood and our problems are not flesh and blood, even though we think they are (think they are, think they are, think they are)

Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor (born December 10, 1990) is a singer, dancer, actor, and model hailing from Harlem, New York. As of June 2012, she is signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label, after amicably leaving Pharrell Williams‘ Star Trak Entertainment.

On November 4, 2014, Teyana released her debut album, VII. Her sophomore album, K.T.S.E., was released on June 22, 2018, and was executive-produced by Kanye.

In September of 2019, Taylor teamed up with McDonald’s and Genius to raise funds for the Children Aid Society in her hometown of Harlem. During the ‘Annotate for Good’ event period, McDonald’s set out to donate 1 cent for every 1 IQ point earned, and 5 cents for all IQ gained on Teyana Taylor’s leaderboard.