If you’ve never seen it, Unpretty Rapstar is a Korean competition show looking to crown the next top femcee.  It was created in response to another show, Show Me The Money, which had an all-male roster.  While there have been complaints about the show’s format, one thing that we can’t complain about is the fact that these ladies have shown and proved over the last few weeks.  In the latest episode (Episode 7), the rappers were tasked with writing personal songs that showed how they have persevered in their lives.  Jessi took the chance to expound on her ups and downs in the industry and to say why, ultimately, she sticks with it.  While it wasn’t the strongest track of the night, it showed why the rapper keeps her head above water in such a hard-knock industry.

pop!gasa provided the translation.

Lyrics:
I did it for the love

I realized that all that matters is me and mines
I’m losing my focus a little bit
A young girl with big dreams but appreciate
It’s a miracle that I came this far huh
Rewinding my memories like tape
I took a step on my mother land
Got no time for back and forth serena in the wimbledon
I’ll make a racket a punch I gotta pack it, ha
Life is hard. I’m sure it will get harder
You can laugh, you looked down on me, drama
Everyone talked smack about me, even my agency family
But not anymore, change the channel, remote control
Uh-yeah, you know I’m fuckin ready
Lifestyle heavy, get ready for a long trip
Some call it music I call it life
I didn’t choose it
Music chose me..

I did it for the love
I did it, I did it, yeah
I said I did it for the love
I did it, I did it, yeah
I said I did it for the love
I’ma own it
This is my moment

The struggles of a 16 year old, shit
I came here without even knowing the language
No one understands me, nobody
I needed a chance, the end of my wandering
uh, I remember when thunder came
I prayed to god that I will never ever fall again
Drowning under pressure what comes after my insanity
Friends that stabbed my back brought me back into reality
I erased my bad experiences
This is my last declaration for my fans
You outside the screen, you hear me huh?
I know it won’t last forever, I’m more thankful for that
I’m watching this moment like a cinema
Anyone can be the main character
Now I’m the girl on fire HUNGER GAMES
I keep it 100 like a century there ain’t no stopping me

I did it for the love
I did it, I did it, yeah
I said I did it for the love
I did it, I did it, yeah
I said I did it for the love
I’ma own it
This is my moment

Nothing changed, I’m still the same
The world is smiling at me
I’ve waited I’ve waited
For the sun to rise
My tears gathered to be an ocean
No matter how dangerous, I’ll keep walking
Once again, even if time passes, I’ll keep walking
You see, I’ve been waiting for this my whole entire life
This is my moment

I’ma own it
This is my moment
I said i did it for the love

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