[queen latifah]
The ladies will kick it, the rhyme that is wicked
Those that don't know how to be pros get evicted
A woman can bear you, break you, take you
Now it's time to rhyme, can you relate to
A sister dope enough to make you holler and scream

[monie love]
Ayo, let me take it from here, queen...
Excuse me but I think Im about do
To get into precisely what I am about to do
Im conversating to the folks that have no what'soever clue
So listen very carefully as I break it down for you
Merrily merrily merrily merrily hyper happy overjoyed
Pleased with all the beats and rhymes my sisters have employed
Slick and smooth throwing down the sound totally a yes
Let me state the position: ladies first, yes? (yes)

(yeah, there's going to be some changes in here)

[monie love]
Believe me when I say being a woman is great, you see
I know all the fellas out there will agree with me
Not for being one but for being with one
Because when it's time for loving it's the woman that gets some
Strong, stepping, strutting, moving on
Rhyming, cutting, and not forgetting
We are the ones that give birth
To the new generation of prophets because it's ladies first

[queen latifah]
I break into a lyrical freestyle
Grab the mic, look into the crowd and see smiles
Cause they see a woman standing up on her own two
Sloppy slouching is something I wont do
Some think that we can't flow (cant flow)
Stereotypes, they got to go (got to go)
Im a mess around and flip the scene into reverse
(with what? ) with a little touch of ladies first

Who said the ladies couldnt make it, you must be blind
If you don't believe, well here, listen to this rhyme
Ladies first, there's no time to rehearse
Im divine and my mind expands throughout the universe
A female rapper with the message to send the
Queen latifah is a perfect specimen

[monie love]
My sister, can I get some?

[queen latifah]
Sure, monie love, grab the mic and get dumb

[monie lovie]
Yo, praise me not for simply being what I am
Born in l-o-n-d-o-n and sound american
You dig exactly where Im coming from
You want righteous rhyming, imma give you some
To enable you to aid yourself and get paid
And the material that has no meaning I wish to slay
Pay me every bit of your attention
Like mother, like daughter, I would also like to mention
I wish for you to bring me to, bring me to the rhythm
Of which is now systematically given
Desperately stressing Im the daughter of a sister
Whos the mother of a brother whos the brother of another
Plus one more; all four
Have a job to do, we doing it
Respect due, to the mother whos the root of it
And next up is me, the m-o-n-i-e l-o-v-e
And Im first cause Im a l-a-d-i-e

[queen latifah]
Contact and in fact, the style, it gets harder
Cooling on the scene with my european partner
Laying down track after track, waiting for the climax
When I get there, that's when I tax
The next man, or the next woman
It doesnt't't make a difference, keep the competition coming
And I'll recite the chapter in verse
The title of this recital is ladies first
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Ladies First Lyrics

Queen Latifah – Ladies First Lyrics

Songwriters: SIMONE JOHNSON/QUEEN LATIFAH/A. PEAKS/M. JAMES/SHANE FABER
Ladies First lyrics © Royalty Network, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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