[2Pac] Ever since I was a young scrub I was a thug on the corner with my niggaz slangin drugs And runnin from the NARC's when they pass by, don't ask why I'm a hustler, 'til my ass die Even if I do come up, I'll be ready when they run up, huh I'll be a nut to put my gun up, huh I never trust these hoes at all Fuckin with them tramp-ass sluts you supposed to fall Said she played you for your money but the shit was cool Yes it's true, niggaz be bitches too You can't see how she worked you, all up in the skirt Now you lookin like a jerk cause she hurt you Now head's up, don't be a playa hater, just peep game Keep your mind on your money watch the bitch change See hoes love thugs, and thugs love loot Hand it over motherfucker 'fore I shoot - who do you love?
[Chorus: repeat 2X except last line second time] Maybe it's the thug in me, maybe it's the thug in me Tell me who do you love? Maybe it's the thug in me, maybe it's the thug in me Who do you love?
[2Pac] I'm livin that, thug life bay-bee! Steady smokin indo, goin cra-zy Baby come and hug me when you rub me, turn the lights down We in the dark, do you love me? Everybody's talkin 'bout they, KNOW ME But they ain't down like my motherfuckin homies Tell me what you need when you, SEE ME And we can get it on, BEOTCH, take it ea-sy Don't try to hold me, control me But you can take my number baby call me when you lone-ly Cause it's a man's world, ain't no need to ask why I'm high 'til I die, and strapped with my fo'-five Cause you can lose it in the gutter I wonder if I'll die by the hands of another broke motherfucker They call me the alcoholer, I'm all in Thug for life nigga ballin I'm gettin tired of these hoes tryin to play me You can't fade me and my niggaz goin crazy All day long I'm straight thuggin, and constantly mean muggin Breakin the bitches that be buggin tell me who do you love?
[Chorus - this time with the last line the second time]