So put them up like a robbery

from Lupe Fiasco – Put Em Up Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

You put up your hands during a robbery so the robbers with guns don’t shoot you. Robbers often yell “put your hands up!” so they know you aren’t going to draw any weapons on them.

This could also refer to putting it up like the robbers who put up their guns during a robbery, which is the name of this song.

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