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"Let them eat cake" said Marie Antoinette (famous French wife of King Louis XIV) referring to the starving peasants.

Except she didn't say it.... according to Wikipedia

The original phrase was apparently "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" and brioche is a luxury bread enriched with eggs and butter so it is sort of like cake. Hence the anglo translation into "Let them eat cake".

All YG can say is, never mind the pesky peasants, let us eat the cake!

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