When I be gone I'll be worshipped like Nicky Barnes

from Fat Joe – Part Deux Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Leroy Nicholas “Nicky” Barnes is a former drug lord and crime boss, who led the notorious African-American criminal organization known as The Council, which controlled the heroin trade in Harlem, New York. After his arrest, The Council stopped paying his legal fees and another member began sleeping with his mistress which lead to him turning government informant. He entered the witness protection program and wrote his memoir, Mr. Untouchable.

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