It was the fame, that they tried to get
Now they walking around talkin about represent
And keep it real, but I got to appeal
Cause they existing in a fantasy when holding the steel

from The Pharcyde – Drop Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

They tried to get fame(probably on some pop shit) and now are claiming to be hard. He has to appeal(as in a court case)

because theyre not hard at all and were telling fairytales when talking about having guns.

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