blow the brains out the coupe

or blow the brains out the [car]

[bloh th uh breynz out th uh koop]

What does blow the brains out the coupe mean?

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It may sound grotesque, but blowing the brains out the coupe is harmless. It's just slang for adding a sunroof to your car or opening an existing top.

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Examples of blow the brains out the coupe

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Examples of blow the brains out the coupe
Hop in the Bentley coupe and blow the brains out it
Offset & Metro Boomin, "Ric Flair Drip" (song), October 2017  
@SayItAintStRo "blow the brains out the coup call it scarecrow " I'm listening to all of your songs now the first song was heat.
@_BeeChanel, November 2011
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Where does blow the brains out the coupe come from?

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The expression to blow the brains out the coupe is black American slang for adding a sunroof to a car. Blowing out one’s brains is an expression meaning “to shoot oneself in the head,” but, reassuringly, blowing the brains out of one’s coupe doesn’t have anything to do with guns.

The expression to blow the brains out [a car] dates to at least 1997. The brains are a reference to the top of a car. A coupe is a specific kind of a car, a Cadillac Coupe de Ville in black American slang, though it can also refer to a two-car sedan more generally. Calling this smooth-riding car a coupe or coup dates to the 1970–80s. Taken together, blow the brains out the coupe means to put a sunroof in or make a convertible out of your coupe, which could be a Caddie or just about any two-door car.

The expression blow the brains out the coupe, or its various automative iterations, can be found in a number of hip-hop songs. For instance, on his 2017 track “Mayors,” rapper Gunna says: “Copped me a coupe, but went and blow the brains out.” That means “I bought a coupe and had a sunroof put in it.”

Blow the brains out the coupe gained greater popularity from the hit “ZEZE” by Kodak Black, which dropped in October 2018. In the song, rapper Offset says: “Blow the brains out the coupe / Police wanna talk, but I’m on mute.”

Who uses blow the brains out the coupe?

Saying blow the brains out the coupe is associated with hip-hop culture, since it is often found in hip-hop lyrics.

While blow the brains out the coupe is a common formulation of this expression, you can blow the brains out of just about any car. It can mean to either install a sunroof on your coupe, open an existing sunroof, and, occasionally, making a car into a convertible.

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