Playboi Carti, On That Time: the lyrics and meaning

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On That Time is a song released by Playboi Carti in 2020, but it’s still one of the most streamed tracks he ever made. Fans still analyze the meaning of the lyrics, looking for additional messages he may have placed there months ago. The song has some references to the rapper’s private life, so it’s worth an extended analysis. In this article, we will provide all answers available.

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On That Time: inside the lyrics and their meaning

In the lyrics of On That Time, Playboi Carti asserts his authority against his enemies: he’s the king, he controls his block with his guns, and nobody is allowed to touch his things. The song’s chorus mentions the Draco, a semi-automated Romania-made pistol.

Ride ’round town with the Draco, bih
D-R-A-C-O, yeah (Woo, woo)
Ride ’round town with the Draco, bih
D-R-A-C-O, yeah
D-R-A-C-O (Yeah), D-R-A-C-O (Yeah)
D-R-A-C-O (Yeah), D-R-A-C-O

In the song, there is also a surprising mention of Onyx, the little son Playboi Carti had with Iggy Azalea a few months before the release. He’s mentioned in the song’s only verse, next to the lines where the rapper attacks his enemies, suggesting not to mess with him. He has guns, money, and control, so there is no chance they could win against him.

When he released the album Whole Lotta Red in 2020, Playboi Carti publicly confessed that he was having problems with Iggy Azalea, revealing that she was not spending enough time with the family. There is a line in the song where the rapper says to his enemies:

Lay that b* *h down in the yard like a picnic

It’s right after the line mentioning Onyx, and fans wonder if the artist is talking to the man who’s stealing Iggy Azalea from him. From this point of view, the opp mentioned in the lyrics could be Azalea’s possible lover, and Playboi Carti demands him to bring her back and leave.

According to this interpretation, the meaning of On That Time lyrics becomes: don’t dare to mess with me. Give me my woman back because she’s mine. I’m the king, and you cannot compete. Therefore, it would be a song connected to the rapper’s private life.

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The complete lyrics

(What?)
(What? What? What?)
Push up (What? What?)

Push up (Woo)
Push up, yeah (Woo)
Push up (What? Woo)
Push (Yeah)
Push (Slatt)
Push (Blatt)

Ride ’round town with the Draco, bih
D-R-A-C-O, yeah (Woo, woo)
Ride ’round town with the Draco, bih
D-R-A-C-O, yeah
D-R-A-C-O (Yeah), D-R-A-C-O (Yeah)
D-R-A-C-O (Yeah), D-R-A-C-O

I got a Draco in my bookbag, lil’ b* *h (Yeah, woo)
That motherf***er got a kickback on it (Yeah, woo)
That motherf***er got a kickback on it (Yeah, woo)
And I put this on Onyx, I’ma leave my opp in the cement
Lay that b* *h down in the yard like a picnic
He even ain’t got no gun, how the f**k he flexin’?
We gon’ push up, bitch, lil’ bi* *h
We gon’ push up, bitch, lil’ b* *h (Pull up)
And I’m takin’ s**t
Ain’t no reasonin’ (Huh), ain’t no fixin’ s**t
Every day my birthday, so I made a wish
Every day my birthday, so she suck my d** (Woo, woo)
Right now (What? What?), right now (Woo, woo)
Hold this s**t down, hold this shit down
B* *h, I’m a king, but I’m tryna put on my crown
Hold this s**t down

Push up
Push up (I just)
Push up, yeah (Woo, woo)
Push up (What?)
Push (Woo, woo)
Push (Slatt)
Push (Slatt)

Ride ’round town with the Draco, bih
D-R-A-C-O, yeah (Wah)
Ride ’round town with the Draco, bih (Draco, Draco)
D-R-A-C-O, yeah
D-R-A-C-O (Ridin’ ’round), D-R-A-C-O (What? What?)
D-R-A-C-O (Woo, woo), D-R-A-C-O (Woo, woo)