Hustling backwards (slang)
Type: noun, slang
Also spelled or known as: Hustlin’ backwards, Hustling-backwards
What does Hustling backwards mean?
To be working inefficiently or against one’s interest.
Hustling backwards Synonyms: Playing yourself, Playing yoself
Example sentence: “Biting the hand that feeds you is hustling backwards.”
Hustling backwards in songs:
“Homie, you hustling backwards if you chasing a bitch Stupid, chase the paper—they come with the shit” – 50 Cent, Ryder Music.
“What if “Who Dat Boy” is rhetorical and this shit is over? What if I’m hustling backwards? What if my accountant ain’t payin’ my taxes, fillin’ his pockets?” – Tyler, The Creator, November.
“Fuck all yall niggas, except my niggas These niggas hustling backwards Check your rear-view mirror and your side mirrors” – Lil Wayne, FuckWitMeYouKnowIGotIt.
“Gettin’ great exposure from all the hate, y’all are hustling backwards” – Russ, Kill Them All.