Is being a famous person fun? In most of Jay-Z's music it sounds fun—the "Big Pimpin'" music would lose much of its effect if it took place at, say, a Wal-Mart—but on his latest, "Holy Grail," Jay makes a late grab at the Hollywood sadcore that's previously been the domain of Drake. While he's still celebrating the good life, Jay seems ambivalent whether being a celebrity is good for him as a person. Let's run down the pros and cons of being the world's most famous rapper, as outlined by "Holy Grail."

PRO: Your infant daughter is already dissing haters at a third-grade level:

Blue told me remind you niggas

Fuck that shit y’all talking bout

CON: You may end up like MC Hammer:

Caught up in all these lights and cameras

But look what that shit did to Hammer

PRO: You may find yourself infatuated by all the attention:

Goddammit it I like it

Bright lights is enticing

CON: You may also end up like Mike Tyson:

But look what it did to Tyson

All that money in one night

Thirty mill for one fight

But soon as all the money blows

All the pigeons take flight

CON: You may find yourself anthropomorphizing the concept of fame, turning it into a devilish seductress straight out of a detective novel:

Fuck the fame, keep cheating on me

What I do, I took her back, fool me twice

That's my bad, I can't even blame her for that

Enough to make me wanna murder

PRO: You have enough clout to talk Courtney Love into letting you sample Nirvana:

And we all just entertainers

And we're stupid and contagious

And we all just entertainers

CON: The demands of fans and media make it virtually impossible to lead a normal life:

Now I got tattoos on my body, psycho bitches in my lobby

I got haters in the paper, photo shoots with paparazzi

Can't even take my daughter for a walk

See 'em by the corner store, I feel like I'm cornered off

PRO: You can say dumb stuff like "I'm going to stop being famous" while knowing no one will hold you to it:

Enough is enough, I'm calling this off

Who the fuck I'm kidding though

PRO: You get to hang in fancy cars with add-ons denied to the common man :

I'm getting high, sitting low

Sliding by in that big body

Curtains all in my window

This fame hurt but this chain works

PRO: Your job isn't actually that hard compared to the average American's:

I think back you asked the same person

If this is all you had to deal with

Nigga deal with, this shit ain't work

This light work

Camera snapping, my eyes hurt

Niggas dying back where I was birthed

PRO: The good things in your life generally outweigh the bad:

Fuck your IRIS and the IRS

Get the hell up off your high horse

You got the shit that niggas die for, dry yours

Why you mad, take the good with the bad

Don't throw the baby out with the bath water

PRO: You're not dead yet:

You still alive, still that nigga

Nigga you survived

You still getting bigger nigga

Living the life, vanilla wafers

In a villa, illest nigga alive

VERDICT: Being famous sucks, but it could be worse: You could be (gasp) not famous!

The full lyrics are below. You can listen to the song at the bottom of the post!

[Justin Timberlake]

You’d take the clothes off my back

And I’d let you

You’d steal the food right out my mouth

And I’d watch you eat it

I still don’t know why, why I love you so much, ohh

You curse my name, in spite to put me to shame

Have my laundry in the streets, dirty or clean

Give it up for fame

But I still don't know why, why I love it so much

And baby, it's amazing I'm in this maze with you

I just can't crack your code

One day you screaming your love aloud

The next day you're so cold

One day you here, one day you there, one day you care

You're so unfair

Sipping from your cup till it runneth over

Holy Grail

[Jay-Z]

Blue told me remind you niggas

Fuck that shit y’all talking bout

I'm the nigga

Caught up in all these lights and cameras

But look what that shit did to Hammer

Goddammit it I like it

Bright lights is enticing

But look what it did to Tyson

All that money in one night

Thirty mill for one fight

But soon as all the money blows

All the pigeons take flight

Fuck the fame, keep cheating on me

What I do, I took her back, fool me twice

That's my bad, I can't even blame her for that

Enough to make me wanna murder

Momma please just get my bail

I know nobody to blame

Kurt Cobain, I did it to myself

[Both]

And we all just entertainers

And we're stupid and contagious

And we all just entertainers

[Justin Timberlake]

And baby, it's amazing I'm in this maze with you

I just can't crack your code

One day you screaming your love aloud

The next day you're so cold

One day you here, one day you there, one day you care

You're so unfair

Sipping from your cup till it runneth over

Holy Grail

[Jay-Z]

Now I got tattoos on my body, psycho bitches in my lobby

I got haters in the paper, photo shoots with paparazzi

Can't even take my daughter for a walk

See 'em by the corner store, I feel like I'm cornered off

Enough is enough, I'm calling this off

Who the fuck I'm kidding though

I'm getting high, sitting low

Sliding by in that big body

Curtains all in my window

This fame hurt but this chain works

I think back you asked the same person

If this is all you had to deal with

Nigga deal with, this shit ain't work

This light work

Camera snapping, my eyes hurt

Niggas dying back where I was birthed

Fuck your IRIS and the IRS

Get the hell up off your high horse

You got the shit that niggas die for, dry yours

Why you mad, take the good with the bad

Don't throw the baby out with the bath water

You still alive, still that nigga

Nigga you survived

You still getting bigger nigga

Living the life, vanilla wafers

In a villa, illest nigga alive

Michael Jackson's Thriller

[Justin Timberlake]

And baby, it's amazing I'm in this maze with you

I just can't crack your code

One day you screaming your love aloud

The next day you're so cold

One day you here, one day you there, one day you care

You're so unfair

Sipping from your cup till it runneth over

Holy Grail

You get the air out my lungs whenever you need it

And you take the blade right out my heart

Just so you can watch me bleeding

I still don’t know why

Why I love you so much, yeah

And you play this game in spite to drive me insane

I got it tattooed on my sleeve forever in ink with guess whose name

But I still don't know why

Why our love is so much

And baby, it's amazing I'm in this maze with you

I just can't crack your code

One day you screaming your love aloud

The next day you're so cold

One day you here, one day you there, one day you care

You're so unfair

Sipping from your cup till it runneth over

Holy Grail