Now three for Johnny Law tryin' to take my chips
I never pulled the trigger, didn't touch that bitch
“Johnny Law” serves as a generic description of a police officer — here, specifically one who attempts to gain possession of Pac’s riches or fame by accusing him of crimes he didn’t commit.
Pac has iterated before that it wasn’t until after the release of 2Pacalypse Now (in 1991) — and subsequently began amassing some fame — that he ever had a criminal record. Around the time of filming his music video for “Trapped”, Pac was charged with resisting arrest after Oakland PD officers issued him a ticket for jaywalking. They proceeded to assault him, even telling him that he “needs to learn his place.”
Read more about the incident in this annotation.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “This Ain't Livin” by 2Pac (Ft. Vanessa) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box