West delivers a tongue-in-cheek lyrical narrative within "Gold Digger" in which he critically depicts the disastrous life of a man married to a woman who manipulates him for financial gain.
However, another story arises within the third verse, which illustrates a once destitute black male who earns a fortune and decides to leave a loyal, unselfish girlfriend for a white girl.
Not wanting to let it go to waste, West decided to keep the beat for himself and add lyrics expressed from a male's point-of-view.
"Gold Digger" sold over 1,000,000 downloads during its seven weeks of release.
"Gold Digger" is a song recorded by American rapper Kanye West featuring guest vocals by Jamie Foxx.
Released as the second single from West's second album, Late Registration (2005), "Gold Digger" peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 on September 6, 2005, becoming West's and Foxx's second number one single.
When Late Registration was released, the album version of "Gold Digger" was first made available for download.
Approximately 80,000 digital downloads of "Gold Digger" were sold through legal music services such as i Tunes and Napster in that first week, making it the most successful digital sales debut ever.