For years…. I let the people convince me… ….that I wasn’t fabulous, that I wasn’t….. Fierce That I wasn’t a force to be reckoned with… That I was a "nice girl" with the bronzy glow But too intimidated to step on anybodies… Toes Please tha people, People never pleasing me Getting over like Rover on me… Never could I say that I was pretty Cas if you say your pretty, when your pretty Then the haters say your snobby But if I was overweight, like Monique Then I could get away with saying I’m beautiful baby The people always have great things to say Until you become a threat to them in some kind of way The silence becomes thick, and the praises go away Mentally and Physically Im the soup de’jour of the day No more will I shy away Trying to be overly humble So the haters feel okay…. Eat these poetic words, cas its truth in what I say Im not gonna dumb down so you’ll accept me Cas Ima bad a** broad, and a Diva baby I don’t need a co-signer on these thoughts My credit of words is top tier You might not be able to Stand Me But you can’t Sit Me either, my dear I got a new attitude…called the sweet and salty mix And your either for me, or against me And that goes for dudes as well as chicks Get out of my lime light, you’ve had it too long And now Im feeling fearless With you or alone Clear the path off my b.o.a.r.d.w.a.l.k Cas girlfriend is coming through Fresh off the Bad Broad express If you want to be a member, Im here to recruit you Its time to Re-claim, Own, Flaunt, Display, and Parade How ridiculously sexy and intelligent you are, Grade A B is for suckas And I do myself a dis-service to be grade C D aint in my vocabulary And Haters get E’s So get yo a** in the breeze, if you can't handle The new me Been doing some re-construction Building skyscrapers baby! So look both ways fo you cross me Cas my response in 09 is different than than 03 You may have known me then But you don’t know me today. But I’ve just given you a crash course So don’t play dumb okay. Step to me correct, or get your behind turned away Pops, Don’t tell me Im beautiful I already know this okay Compliment my mind How in it, you escape away Come at me harder, Im a new woman and It’s a Brand New day Aint nothing more to say.