I'm hard, Jehovah said I'm barred from the pearly gates
Fuck him, I didn't wanna go to heaven anyway

from Big L – Deadly Combination Lyrics on Rap Genius


Jehovah is the proper name of the God of Israel. Pearly gates refers to Heaven. Biggie has referenced his desire to not go to heaven in previous songs. However in this line did Biggie mean that he’s such a gangsta, that Jehovah himself told Biggie that he wasn’t allowed in Heaven.

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