But I'm not lyin' when I'm laying on the beat

from Kanye West (Ft. Lupe Fiasco) – Touch the Sky Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Once again, notice the lion/lyin' homophone technique. Lupe makes this line grammatically correct: He is neither lying (deceiving) nor lying (down) when he is laying down rhymes on the beat.

He references his own smooth rap skills: he ain’t gon' bullshit!

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