Can't believe I let you in my heart nigga
I should've, followed my instincts a stranger in my house

from J. Cole – Can I Holla At Ya Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

J. Cole is saying he shouldn’t have trusted and grown affectionate towards his step-father because he just ended up hurting Cole by leaving.

Cole says he should have treated his step-father like an intruder rather than trust him.

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