Lil Nas X & NBA YoungBoy, Late to da Party: the meaning of the lyrics

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Late to da Party is the new song released in June 2022. It has been announced few hours later with a peculiar, Star-Wars themes video released by Lil Nas X, where he explained that NBA Youngboy is currently on house arrest: Lil Nas X is therefore supposed to use video editing to save him and make new music, in order to contribute to this moment of music business. That’s the background that can explain the official video and the meaning of the lyrics. In this article we will provide all answers.

You can find the official video of the song below. The ingenious idea is to show how Lil Nas X had to use all digital tools to appear in NBA Youngboy house with video editing. The video looks funny because it show all low level editing techniques that are often mocked by professionals.

Watch this video on YouTube.

Late to da Party: the lyrics and their meaning

Late to da Party talks about how easy is now for two rappers like Lil Nas X and NBA Youngboy to send a new song among the top trending songs of the moment, any time. It’s not even an effort for them. It takes talent, of course, and they leave this understood. But what they say is that the only thing they need is to show off their wealth. This is what they say in the first verse:

Look at how I top s**t, b* *h
I just put like three up in the top ten
Now I don’t need nobody, I just need these CCs on my body
Everything I do, b* *h, right or wrong, gon’ make a profit
Read about it
I don’t even gotta sing about it
I wake up with the money that you n***s dream about, uh

The CCs mentioned in the lyrics are the Chanel luxury objects they wear usually.

The title “late to da party” has more of a sexual meaning: the rest of the lyrics are about the way girls are always around the two rappers, as a symbol of their success. And when the girls tease them so much, they know how it will end up: they are going to be late to the party where they are supposed to be, because they will have sex before.

Don’t try me, you better save that s**t for somebody else
Don’t try me, ’cause, b* *h, I can’t be late to the party, yeah
Yeah, you know we got a…

The lyrics are always interrupted on purpose, but the meaning behind them is clear.

Late to da Party is therefore a song about wealth and success, in life and with women. And it’s a proof that all this is still happening to NBA Youngboy despite being on house arrest: the young rapper keeps producing new music and even collaborating with other important artists, and when it’s not possible to actually meet up… video editing comes to help. Even though Lil Nas X is not personally an expert of it. That’s the ironic message that the video and the song wants to convey: despite all obstacles, if you strongly want something, you will make it happen. Against everything and everybody.

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The complete lyrics

Lick it all up (Mhm, mm)
Slurp it (Mhm, ah), make it sloppy (Okay, okay, okay, okay)
Look at how I top s**t, b* *h
I just put like three up in the top ten
Now I don’t need nobody, I just need these CCs on my body
Everything I do, b* *h, right or wrong, gon’ make a profit
Read about it
I don’t even gotta sing about it
I wake up with the money that you n***s dream about, uh

Cheese all on my left, uh, cheese all on my side, yeah
They don’t want it like that, they want me to die, yeah
Cheese all on my left, uh, cheese all on my sidе, yeah
They don’t want it like that, thеy want me to die

Don’t try me, you better save that s**t for somebody else
Don’t try me, ’cause, b* *h, I can’t be late to the party, yeah
Yeah, you know we got a—

Hundreds (Grr) inside this b* *h, a hundred sticks
A hundred b***s with a hundred thousand on my wrist, yeah
Baddie in my bed and she plan on drivin’ me (What?)
Demons in my head, I can’t stop ’em all from rottin’ me
She want me to buy her some CCs
She wanna eat and I hope that she don’t bite, nah
She on her knees, and she’s worshipin’ right now
With her friend I’m flirtin’, now she wan’ fight now
These people they know not to try me
I get in that mode and collect me a body
I’m up in New York like I’m Gotti
I’m ridin’ lil’ shorty like new Kawasakis

Cheese all on my left, uh, cheese all on my side, yeah
They don’t want it like that, they want me to die, yeah
Cheese all on my left, uh, cheese all on my side, yeah
They don’t want it like that, they want me to die, yeah

Don’t try me, you better save that s**t for somebody else
Don’t try me, ’cause, b* *h, I can’t be late to the party, yeah
Yeah, you know we got a—

Hmm, get it, uh (Get it)
Window double tinted (Yeah, yeah)
Face is sitting pretty, you b***es wouldn’t get it, uh (Yeah)
I’m at Met Gala in Versace and it’s fitted, uh
Farted on these n***s (Pfft), oops, I think I s***ted

He want X’, I’m likin’ his sister
Want her to perform, so I gotta book her (Let’s go, let’s go)
She say, “Chanel bag,” plus, I’m gon’ flood her ears with boogers
They know not to try me, they know for a fact that I got it
On my and hip blue hundreds inside of my pocket
Mercedes-Benz with the Brabus kit body
I shipped it, I hit it, take off like a rocket (Vroom)
Long as she don’t tell nobody, I’m gon’ caress her whole body, uh
Know I’m ready as soon as she c*m, uh
I lick it as soon as I’m done (Yeah, uh)
Don’t wan’ be late for the party (Mmm, ah, ah)
You know I turn up, they can’t never turn me down

Don’t try me, you better save that s**t for somebody else
Don’t try me, ’cause, b* *h, I can’t be late to the party, yeah
Yeah, you know we got a—