If I Were a Boy

(...) And throw on what I wanted and go
Drink beer with the guys
and chase after girls
I'd kick it with who I wanted
and I'd never get confronted for it

'cause they'd stick up for me
if I were a boy
I think I could understand

“I'd kick it with who I wanted
And I'd never get confronted for it”

What's the meaning of these lyrics? What does the 'it' mean?

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"Kicking it" is slang and is equivalent to "hanging out" or "chilling out" - see slang dictionary here.

The origin of this slang phrase is probably related to "kicking back" - see previous question on this.

So the song lyric you mention means something along the lines of "I'll hang out with anyone I want to, and no-one is going to challenge me.".


According to my understanding of American lingo, it could be translated as: "I would associate (be with, enjoy the company of) with whomever I wanted to, and no one would complain.

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