That’s why I hit the Henny in this flask
With my foot pressed heavy on this gas

from J. Cole – Miss America Reprise Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In the previous line cole says “damn the past sure hurt”, in these lines Cole is suggesting that thats why he drinks (Thats why I hit the henny in this flask), to escape (with my foot pressed heavy on this gas) the pain of the past and get away from these problems.

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