But getting money bring jealousy and verbal disses
So when you killing shit watch out for the murder witness

from Fabolous – Pain Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It is said that rappers base their success on how many people hate them. In one’s rise to fame in the rap game, one will undoubtedly come across conflicts.

When you’re “killing shit,” or succeeding in the game, it’s best to watch out for a “murder witness,” or the people who try to rain on your parade.

The wordplay here takes place with the actual concept of “killing,” and murder witnesses. If there are witnesses to a murder, then you are most likely going to jail.

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