So they come and lock a nigga up
Meanwhile some corrupt, politician nigga is making bigger bucks

from Kool G. Rap (Ft. DJ Polo) – Crime Pays Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

While the people who commit crimes because they’re poor get arrested, there are many politicians (Who obviously got a good amount of money) that commit the crime of corruption and they’re never arrested, so they never stop making money illegally.

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