[Vocabulary] What is Imma in "I will never go, Imma be the one to keep you safe (hey)"

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noppanat

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I will never go, Imma be the one to keep you safe (hey)

I saw this in "Pyramid" sung by Charice.
 

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Re: What is Imma in "I will never go, Imma be the one to keep you safe (hey)"

It's a dialect version of 'I will', more usually rendered in print as I'ma.

Thank you for giving us the context.

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Re: What is Imma in "I will never go, Imma be the one to keep you safe (hey)"

I look at it as a rambling contraction of I'm going to > I'm gonna > Imgo > Imma.
 
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