Shots in reverse of the barrel of the pistol is kind of like shooting in the mirror
Niggas be killing themselves cause they feeling themselves

from Vic Mensa – Yap Yap Lyrics on Rap Genius


This line shows a contrast to the previous lines supporting carrying a gun. Vic reflects on a similar theme to SaveMoney co-member Chance The Rapper’s song “Paranoia”, that while carrying a weapon brings safety (or at least a feeling of safety) all the carrying of guns by young people in Chicago is the reason why so many are dying.

They may be “feeling themselves” thinking they’re cool and safe now that they are packing heat, however this feeling of invulnerability often gets them killed. This is especially true in the heavily gang influenced Chicago streets.

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